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JamaL9722060
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How to stop having these files on our hard drive,

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03-08-2013 08:14 AM

How to stop having these files on our hard drive,

 

I’m wondering how to control the number of these files (shown in the screenshot below) that are generated automatically.

 

 

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Thank you

 

Best

 

Jamal

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LisaDrago
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Re: How to stop having these files on our hard drive,

03-08-2013 09:24 AM in reply to: JamaL9722060

These are your back-up file! You really don't want to not have them.

 

At the end of the week I usually clean out my folders but always keep one or two... Just incase.

 

In the options you are showing you can take it down to 1 I think - not sure on 0.. But you really should have some back-ups. 

Revit will crash - every software does... And you don't want to lose everything so having a backup is a good thing.

 

LD


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Re: How to stop having these files on our hard drive,

03-08-2013 01:29 PM in reply to: LisaDrago

Thank you LisaDrago for the answer. Just I wanted to now from where I specify the number of back up files! Sure, we do need such back up files in case of file corruption.

 

My issue now is how can we specify the number of back up files for an EXISTING Revit file? I couldn’t find such option in the option dialogue box!

 

 

Clip_403.jpg 

 

Best

 

Jamal

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Jamal NUMAN, GIS and Civil Engineer, MSc
e-mail: JamaL9722060@yahoo.com
P.O.Box: 731, Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine.
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Software: AutoCAD 2014, AutoCAD C3D, AutoCAD M3D, Revit
Windows 7 (Ultimate 64 bits),
Firefox 20.0,
Kaspersky 2013.
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davissc
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Re: How to stop having these files on our hard drive,

03-09-2013 08:46 AM in reply to: JamaL9722060
"Save as" the file, and then set the backups in the dialog box you show in your first post.


Scott D Davis
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Autodesk, Inc.

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JamaL9722060
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Re: How to stop having these files on our hard drive,

03-10-2013 01:32 AM in reply to: davissc

Many thanks Scott,

 

I thought it is kind of option that can be set at the level of the software through the option dialogue box!

 

Best

 

Jamal

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Jamal NUMAN, GIS and Civil Engineer, MSc
e-mail: JamaL9722060@yahoo.com
P.O.Box: 731, Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine.
----------------------------------------------------------
Software: AutoCAD 2014, AutoCAD C3D, AutoCAD M3D, Revit
Windows 7 (Ultimate 64 bits),
Firefox 20.0,
Kaspersky 2013.
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