Haven't figured out what happend, but Inventor no longer can find Projects Folder.
I have gone into Application Options and browsed to the proper Projects Folder (which is on a mapped network drive- O:), but Inventor will not display a list of Projects as it has always done. The only project it displays is the Default project (%USERPROFILE%\chris.KVAWELDING\Documents\
I have restarted Inventor after selecting the appropriate Projects Folder, but that did not help.
Any help to get my Projects back will be greatly appreciated!
Have you looked in that folder to see if there are any project shortcuts there? If they are in a location shared by others (?) is it possible someone else accidentally deleted them? If you browse and add projects, do they remain available?
What version of Inventor are you using?
OK, I reread your post, and I see that you did look in that folder. But you are saying that the .ipj files are there-- is that really where your .ipj files are? Or is it actually a list of shortcuts to the actual .ipj files in other locations?
Assuming you are in 2013, did you download the service pack yet? This took care of SOME of the issues we have..
Hyperlink, thread, (whatever you want to call it!) http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?si
The folder I was looking in contained the .ipj files, not shortcuts.
I have gone ahead and Browsed to the project files so that Inventor would find them again, so for now every thing is back up and running. Just a pain in the you-know-where to have to go through all that. Inventor knew what projects to look for, it actually gave me a long list of all the projects files it could not locate. But all of the project files were in the exact location where Inventor said it could not find them.
BTW I am on IV 13 Pro/Ultimate. I don't believe I have installed any Service Packs yet.
No service packs yet for 2013. An Update was issued a few weeks ago, which is a collection of hotfixes for specific issues, but no SP.
The list in your Project editor is actually the shortcuts to projects that are stored in the location specified by App Options > File > Projects folder. If Inventor can't find the project file the shortcut points to, it "helpfully" deletes the shortcut for you. For whatever reason, it couldn't, at that moment, locate the shortcut targets, so it got rid of the shortcuts for you.
One other possibility, I suppose, is that your App Options pointer got changed to a different folder where there were no shortcuts. I've had weird things happen with App Options (registry items) in recent versions.
Another suggestion is try to use UNC path for your network project location in the application options, not use mapped drive,see if it works.
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