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Block Editing

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05-29-2011 07:56 PM



I tried to edit a block in a project and instead of closing the block editor i closed thw window ans saved the project by mistake. The only thing remainin now is the block itself, and nothing else. I can see all the layers but none of the drawing is there. And my biggest mistake is i have no backup. Any help would be appreciated.

...or open Recovery Manager and comparing all versions of saves in there...

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Re: Block Editing

05-30-2011 07:16 AM in reply to: sh_remainin

No backup?

No BAK file either?

Now there is a life lesson we all go through our first month in AutoCAD for sure. Learn from it quickly.


If there is anything to recover, try to INSERT the problem file into a blank empty file.


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Re: Block Editing

05-31-2011 06:54 PM in reply to: pendean

Start autocad and go to your options and get your autosave path, then search the autosaves for the latest. This is probably gonna be your best bet.

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Re: Block Editing

06-06-2011 09:25 AM in reply to: DSM_dude

...or open Recovery Manager and comparing all versions of saves in there...

If by some odd chance my nattering was useful -- that's great, glad to help. But if it actually solved your issue, then please mark my solution as accepted :smileyhappy:
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Re: Block Editing

07-08-2011 11:53 AM in reply to: Bob_Zurunkle

A hotfix has been released to prevent Block Editor sessions from overwriting the entire drawing content.  It can be found at the following location: 


Should you experience the issue in any version of AutoCAD other than 2012, please post in this thread and specify the version of Windows, along with the AutoCAD version.

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