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Registered: ‎01-16-2012
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Missing Language Packs

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12-04-2012 06:18 PM

Hi all,


I recieve an error message upon loading a particular file and I would like help to rectify the problem


The error message is the one that talks about TS13717811 knowledge base virus.  It says it's looking for Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.


I did a search on the pc for acad.vlx, didn't find it, it's also only one file, and when I open the drawing, all the text is there and works.  Also to further prove that it wasn't the virus I copied everything out, and placed it in to a new drawing and the error message doesn't appear on the new file.


So I believe it's not a the virus.  But somthing specific to that file, now once I open the drawing I am unable to find any errors with the drawing also I am unable to find what is pointing to these language packs.  There is no erros in STYLE, also after doing a PURGE and an AUDIT I am still unable to find the error.


So what I am after is #1 confirmation that my assumption about the virus is correct and #2 how to locate what is pointing to these language packs so I can manually remove it, as obviously the purge was unable to do that.


Also looking for the same to find SHX files that are unable to be found, cause no errors and yet are unable to be found or purged


Thanking you all in advance, Clayton

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Re: Missing Language Packs

12-04-2012 06:49 PM in reply to: ClaytonP

You could try saving to dxf and see if problems persist, if they don’t save back to dwg.


Alternately wblock out the model space elements then import the layouts into the newly created file.




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Re: Missing Language Packs

12-05-2012 11:18 AM in reply to: ClaytonP

Not necessarily an error in the file.  Some data can hang around in the drawing data dictionaries, which can include non-english characters.  This can come from AEC content in other drawings that are inserted or XREF'd to the current drawing as well as some XDATA, so its very easy to spread.  About the only way I know to get rid of it is to nuke the file down to the bedrock, exporting/saving down to the earliest version possible.  Unfortuneately that can also mess with drawing content.  You *might* be able to take an ASCII DXF copy and manually strip out the offending data.


SHX references could be for shapes used by line types, directly inserted into the drawing, or are part of a block definition, not just AutoCAD fonts.

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Registered: ‎01-16-2012
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Re: Missing Language Packs

12-05-2012 12:01 PM in reply to: ClaytonP

Thanks guys,


So in short the answer is there is no answer except to do what I have done?


That's a bit disappointing, but thank you anyways



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