how to open .bak file?

how to open .bak file?

Post by David Ree » Tue, 17 Jun 1997 04:00:00



I have an important .dwg that I can't open-Acad loads about 50% then gives
me an "unhandled exception" message. I've tried auditing and recovery, but
those utilities report that the derwing is OK. I have a .bak version of my
drawing, but I can't figure out how to open it. HELP! If you could send a

                                             David Rees.

 
 
 

how to open .bak file?

Post by Dave Hinrich » Tue, 17 Jun 1997 04:00:00



> I have an important .dwg that I can't open-Acad loads about 50% then gives
> me an "unhandled exception" message. I've tried auditing and recovery, but
> those utilities report that the derwing is OK. I have a .bak version of my
> drawing, but I can't figure out how to open it. HELP! If you could send a

>                                              David Rees.

Rename the .bak file to .dwg and open. Additionally the corrupted file
possible can be saved by inserting into a new drawing. Or when opening
hit the ESC key to stop the regen then DXFOUT. Then DXFIN to a new
no-prototype drawing.

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how to open .bak file?

Post by Pabl » Tue, 17 Jun 1997 04:00:00



> I have an important .dwg that I can't open-Acad loads about 50% then gives
> me an "unhandled exception" message. I've tried auditing and recovery, but
> those utilities report that the derwing is OK. I have a .bak version of my
> drawing, but I can't figure out how to open it. HELP! If you could send a

>                                              David Rees.

You have to rename the .bak file so that it has a .dwg extension.
For example rename test.bak to test.dwg then try opening it.

                                                    Pablo Vega

 
 
 

how to open .bak file?

Post by Eckehart Ullm » Tue, 17 Jun 1997 04:00:00



>I have an important .dwg that I can't open-Acad loads about 50% then gives
>me an "unhandled exception" message. I've tried auditing and recovery, but
>those utilities report that the derwing is OK. I have a .bak version of my
>drawing, but I can't figure out how to open it. HELP! If you could send a

>                                             David Rees.

You have to rename the file with ren *.bak *.dwg, that's all, isn' it?

Ecus Ullmer

 
 
 

how to open .bak file?

Post by Flo Ka » Tue, 17 Jun 1997 04:00:00


You'll also have to rename or move the original drawing, since you can
only have one drawing of that name.  I usually just stick a 2 at the
end (i.e. screwydrawing2.dwg)
Flo


>You have to rename the file with ren *.bak *.dwg, that's all, isn' it?

>Ecus Ullmer


 
 
 

how to open .bak file?

Post by Chuck Smit » Wed, 18 Jun 1997 04:00:00


David

Rename .bak file with .dwg extension and open file. Also autosave files
work the same way

Chuck Smith


> I have an important .dwg that I can't open-Acad loads about 50% then
> gives
> me an "unhandled exception" message. I've tried auditing and recovery,
> but
> those utilities report that the derwing is OK. I have a .bak version
> of my
> drawing, but I can't figure out how to open it. HELP! If you could
> send a

> advance,
>                                              David Rees.

 
 
 

how to open .bak file?

Post by Mark L. Marten » Thu, 26 Jun 1997 04:00:00



> I have an important .dwg that I can't open-Acad loads about 50% then
> gives
> me an "unhandled exception" message. I've tried auditing and recovery,
> but
> those utilities report that the derwing is OK. I have a .bak version
> of my
> drawing, but I can't figure out how to open it. HELP! If you could
> send a

> advance,
>                                              David Rees.

David,

You need to rename the file with a .dwg extension.  Then you should be
able to open it like any other drawing.

Mark

 
 
 

how to open .bak file?

Post by Kirk Gustafso » Thu, 26 Jun 1997 04:00:00




> > I have an important .dwg that I can't open-Acad loads about 50% then
> > gives
> > me an "unhandled exception" message. I've tried auditing and recovery,
> > but
> > those utilities report that the derwing is OK. I have a .bak version
> > of my
> > drawing, but I can't figure out how to open it. HELP! If you could
> > send a

> > advance,
> >                                              David Rees.
> David,

Something else to try is opening the file, and once it starts to display
the drawing, hit <ctrl-c> (or <escape> depending on version).  This
should interrupt the display of the drawing.  Next DXFOUT the drawing.
Now start a new drawing, and make sure that "No prototype" is checked.  
Then DXFIN the same file that you just created.  With any luck the
drawing will come in without a problem.  I have had VERY good luck with
this method, when I have have the bad luck of a corrupt drawing!

Hope this helps...

--
Kirk Gustafson
Systems Manager
Struct. Systems Design
201 N. 8th Street, Suite 206
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402)476-6930

 
 
 

how to open .bak file?

Post by Charlie Varne » Wed, 02 Jul 1997 04:00:00






> > > I have an important .dwg that I can't open-Acad loads about 50% then
> > > gives
> > > me an "unhandled exception" message. I've tried auditing and

recovery,

Quote:> Something else to try is opening the file, and once it starts to display
> the drawing, hit <ctrl-c> (or <escape> depending on version).  This

As to your original question, rename the .bak as a .dwg.
 
 
 

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