AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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Registered: ‎04-13-2012
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Accidentally unloaded my menus...

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04-13-2012 02:41 PM

Good evening all,


I have kind of screwed myself.  While trying to uninstall a plugin, I unloaded all my CAD menus.


I am using 2012 with Windows 7


I now have a completely blank workspace in classic view


I was able to load ACAD.cuix from its hidden user cache folder and now I have the file edit view etc, but no toolbars


If I switch to the dastardly ribbons, I have tool pallettes, but not in classic view.


I don't know what other menus to load to make things reappear!  I want to say there were two before I screwed things up.


Any help would be greatly appreciated!!




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Re: Accidentally unloaded my menus...

04-14-2012 12:00 AM in reply to: arobinson



if you have plain AutoCAD the menu ACAD.CUIX is exactly that where you have to start (ExpressTools and other may follow). I would now start command _WSCURRRENT and would try to set different workspaces to current. Check if one of them is what you like/need.


If all that does not help you have the option to copy the original ACAD.CUIX from this folder:

<InstallationFolder of AutoCAD>\UserDataCache\Support\ACAD.CUIX

and copy it to your user-specific folder (this sample here may not fit to your directory as I have a german AutoCAD!)

C:\Users\<Your UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2012 - Deutsch\R18.2\deu\Support

Then restart AutoCAD, reload the menu with command _MENU, select this newly copied file (that is just to make sure). Try then again to load your workspace.


If all that fails you have a last chance by resetting your complete AutoCAD profile (so all your customizations have to be redone!) by going to the Windows-Startmenu ==> to the section Autodesk\your AutoCAD version and there you find an option for resetting your profile. Again IMPORTANT: your customization get's lost then, do a backup if your customizations before!


Good luck, - alfred -

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Re: Accidentally unloaded my menus...

04-14-2012 04:48 AM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

Thank you!


I was looking in the usercache folder and trying to load from there.  The C:\Users\<Your UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2012 - English....folder conveniently had an acad.bak.cuix file that reloaded my workspace.  Everything is back to normal. 


Thank you again!!! 

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