Autocad Recovery Manager and How to Use It

Autocad Recovery Manager allow users to recover drawings if their system unexpectedly shutdown. This Could be due to a power outage, hardware issue, or software problem. When starting the application again, its palette opens for your use as part of its operation.

DrawingRecovery Command can also come in handy if you experience trouble opening an existing drawing file or want to know whether there may be recoverable drawings on your computer.

Autocad Drawing Recovery Palette contains three sections.

Palette Area

Recovery Files tree view

Details list Displays information about the drawing file. It includes the file name and folder location, creation date/time/last saved date/time/size information, and who last edited the file.

Preview Area: Displays an initial preview of your drawing file.

Use these toolbar buttons at the top of your palette:

Details View Toggle Buttons: Toggling on and off the Details area of the palette is accomplished using this button.

Turn On/Off Preview: A toggle that activates and deactivates the Preview area of a palette.

The DrawingRecovery Manager supports these file types:

File Types (.dwg, .dwsand .dwt) For drawings (DWG files, Drawing Standard files, or Drawing Template files). Recoverable.

Autosave files (.ds$* for short) are backup files your system created automatically at regular intervals using its Options command. In the Options dialog box, you can set how often they get automatically saved using minutes between automatic saves or via their extension in System Options > Autosave & Backup.

Backup files (.bak) are automatically created when manually saving a drawing file in its current folder or using Options > System Options > Autosave & Backup on a drawing’s options dialog box. Use the “Options” command to turn them on or off at will: in its Options dialog box, click System Options > Autosave & Backup for this option.

Recovery files. They result from unexpected failures or crashes and contain filename_recover_yyyy-mm-dd as their original name. “yyyy-mm-dd” indicates when and why an issue occurred.

Recover drawings using Recovery Manager:

Do one or all of the following:

Click file> Drawing Recovery Manager in the menu to activate.

Select Manage > Drawing Recovery Manager on the application menu to initiate it.

At the command prompt, type DrawingRecovery.

On the palette for Recovery Files, utilize these options:

Execution* To open all files related to the root entry, right-click (or double-click). This opens all of them, including those related to the Recovery of one of them, by saving it as a DWG file.

Select any file names below the root entry, right-click them, and open them using Right Click Open (or double-clicking them) as needed.

Launches the specified file. To save and restore it as a.dwg file, right-click any name below the root entry and choose Properties; this opens a drawing file Properties dialog box provided by your operating system.

Right-click a root file name entry, select Remove, then right-click Remove Again to delete a file entry from your recovery list if there’s no longer any need to recover the file; autosave and backup copies remain intact while recovery files will be deleted.

How to Hide the Autocad Recovery Manager Palette:

Do one or both of the following actions at your command prompt: I.

Please click the Close Palette button.

Note: If the Drawing Recovery Manager closes before all affected drawings have been resolved, use the Drawing Recovery command to reopen its palette.

Note: For more information regarding autosave and backup options, refer to the Help file topic, “Setting Automatic Save and Backup Options.”

Access [Drawing Recovery Manager] by choosing “File >Open Drawing Recovery Manager.”

Application Button: DrawingRecovery Manager

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