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    I suppose it's worth a try, but at best you will only recover whatever is contained in the last Autosave file. So if you have your Autosave set to save every 15 minutes and you do 14 minutes worth of work and then close the file without saving, you've still lost all that work.

    Autosave is meant to be a safeguard to help recover work in case of a crash. It's not meant to be a replacement for manual saving. I turned my Autosave off years ago. It seemed to always be saving when I was right in the middle of doing something and disrupted my workflow. In this case, I think it's a good lesson for the OP to always save before closing a drawing. I actually created a lisp routine that I use to close my drawings. It does a few different things and then saves and closes the drawing. I have it sitting in the tool palette and when I'm ready to close the drawing I just click the icon and let it do the work for me, so I never have to worry about accidentally hitting No when asked if I want to save changes.
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    I totally agree and hope to automate a few new standards for file closing of our drawings that are being set-up. Current ones, well, don't exist.
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    EDIT: Wait, There has been a change in this, below. I believe the free version has been reduced in the last year or two of some of it's capabilities, but I still stand by the paid version as a life saver. More than once It has recovered hard drives for me of nearly a terabyte of data each. I have a copy of 4.1 on my computer. It's the licensed version or I would share it through email.

    A program called File Scavenger, a free download, can find deleted files and save what it can, to the original file format. On it's website there is a description of Ammobake's "friend's" exact predicament. Unless a deleted file is overwritten in part or whole, the only thing missing is it's FAT and indexing keys. The hard part is following instructions, and finding a compatible adapter cable for that disk model if the instructions tell you the disk should be read as an external drive, because the boot sectors need to be skipped. There is a paid version too, but inexpensive. I am not sure the free version will do anything more than retrieve all the files it can. I know the paid version has a lot more filtering capability. File scavenger is highly recommended by me. It's the reason I still have my arse. Over the last nine years it has pulled me out of three disk crashes, and at least one accidental deletion of a whole AutoCad drawing library backup on a USB drive.
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    I try and push everyone here, go to lunch close the dwg, go to a meeting close the dwg, just hit save every now and then. I dont think most of them even know what I set there autosave to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cad64 View Post
    An entire month? How is that even possible unless he left Autocad open every day, never closed the drawing, and most importantly, never saved his drawing even once during the entire time he was working. That's just an accident waiting to happen. It was never a matter of "if" but "when" he would lose all his work.

    Also, as I mentioned previously, Autosave files are only relevant if Autocad crashes. If the program is closed normally the .sv$ file files are deleted. So the OP is out of luck on that one.
    SHRUG! I know... He left his computer running for a month and figured "I'll save it when I'm done". BUT - I will say that he didn't have any formal Autocad training and the guy didn't really know what he was doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammobake View Post
    ... He left his computer running for a month .-ChriS
    I'm impressed that AutoCAD would run for a month without crashing!
    What are his system specs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD Mather View Post
    I'm impressed that AutoCAD would run for a month without crashing!
    What are his system specs?
    Hi JD, I think there may be a typo in your post.
    Guessing you were thinking SHOCKED!
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