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RLBAIA
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Registered: ‎11-25-2009
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sv$ files

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04-06-2010 02:26 PM
Can you change a sv$ file to a dwg file. Acad help says you just change the file extension like you do a bak file
but I am unable to do this.
*None
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Re: sv$ files

04-06-2010 02:43 PM in reply to: RLBAIA
rlbaia wrote:
> Can you change a sv$ file to a dwg file. Acad help says you just change the file extension like you do a bak file
> but I am unable to do this.
Those dwgs will have a random number with an extension of .sv$. All you
have to do is rename it with an extension of .dwg. However, you might
want to give it a "special" name so it doesn't conflict with another dwg.
*Joel
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Re: sv$ files

04-06-2010 02:59 PM in reply to: RLBAIA
Do you see the actual extension as part of the filename, such as
"drawing.sv$"? Or do you see only the name "drawing" and the type name
telling you it's an sv$ file?

If you don't see the extension as part of tle filename, Windows may be
hidding the extension - it does this by default and you have to go in and
manually turn off the "Hide extensions of known file types" option.

Otherwise, all you're doing it renaming the file to "drawing.dwg.sv$"
because you're not seeing that last part, and the extension after the last
period in the filename is what counts.
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markdoel
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Registered: ‎04-11-2008
Message 4 of 6 (1,732 Views)

Re: sv$ files

04-07-2010 02:33 AM in reply to: RLBAIA
do you get an error message when trying to rename the file?

someone might have the corresponding DWG file open which might be preventing you from doing this
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RLBAIA
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Registered: ‎11-25-2009
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Re: sv$ files

04-07-2010 06:04 AM in reply to: RLBAIA
Thanks!! That was the answer I was looking for. I've been having a lot of problems lately with 2010 crashing and my backup doesn't always get saved as often as it should. This will help alot. Thanks again
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btngpnoy
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Registered: ‎05-24-2005
Message 6 of 6 (1,418 Views)

Re: sv$ files

04-05-2013 08:31 AM in reply to: *Joel

I got rhe same problem can not rename an autosave file coz it's ext. name hidden now I can rename it easily. Thanks for this post. KUDO!

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