I have ACAD 2009 on a stand alone computer. It has stopped working (won't load) with the instruction to reinstall. I have no problem doing that but I'd like to retain the customizations (menu's, etc.) I have. What files do I copy onto a flash drive and then copy back after the install? I have searched for CUIX and CUI files, but none show up in a search. HELP!
>> but I'd like to retain the customizations (menu's, etc.)
What files have you modified? Especially the ones you mean by "etc"?
We don't know what you did, so to give you tips is not as easy.
>> I have searched for CUIX and CUI files, but none show up in a search.
Depends on what operating system you have (Vista or XP) as the paths are different. In any kind verify that you search the whole drive C: and include hidden and system folder.
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The most common files that are overwritten when reinstall, that affect third-party customizations:
And maybe some shape file declarations.
If your CUI is uniquely named, it will still be there after the reinstall.
If you added SHX fonts to the ACAD folder, these will also be there after the reinstall.
If you added TTF to the windows/fonts folder, ditto.
If you added PC3 or CTB/STB other than what AutoCAD provided, these will be there too.
If you have anything in the startup suite, it is a good chance that will be reset.
This will be an opportunity to use ACAD.lsp (ACADdoc) or MNL to declare your programs
in lieu of using the startup suite.
There are many, many other files - these are just the most frequently altered ones.
Copying the files you suggested, reinstalling ACAD and copying the old files over the new ones worked fine. There were a couple of small items that didn't make it over, but this did the trick very nicely.
Thanks a lot.