AutoCad Files Corrupted RRS feed

  • Question

  • I need to recover my autocad files. Every time I try to open a .dwg file it says "drawing file is not valid".

    My HDD crashed and I restored my data using a recovery utility and since then my autocad files cannot open and giving the above messages.
    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:40 PM


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  • And you need to contact Autodesk Technical Support.  AutoCAD is not a Microsoft product.  Autodesk is the publisher of AutoCAD and Autodesk has sole responsibility for support of AutoCAD.

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    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:52 PM
  • Take into use Drawing Recovery Manager or by command _DRAWINGRECOVERY, this instrument will recover drawing which were opened during program failure.

    In case it didn't help you, take a look at DWG Repair Tool at url address it's autocad recovery wizard reads damaged *.DWG files containing AutoCAD graphics data and exports repaired data directly to a new AutoCAD project
    Thursday, June 29, 2017 10:07 AM
  • Open a blank DWG file and run the RECOVER command. ...
    Open a blank DWG file and run the RECOVERALL command. ...
    Open a blank DWG file and run the INSERT command. ...
    Find a BAK file with the same name in the same directory where the DWG is located

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:33 PM