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    how I can open .BAK file????

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    rename the file .dwg and voila!
    whether is when you are asking yourself, should I stay or should I go
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    Rename it to any other name you want.....like yourname.dwg ....then open it like normal.....

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    Tiger, sometimes multitasking can be a real pain......ok....you are good at it......

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    I have AUtocad Lt, I renamed the name X.bak to X.dwg , but i havent opened it yet!!!

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    <alert> add this to a FAQ Alan
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    are you sure you haven't renamed it to X.dwg.bak?? make sure you see the file name - under Tools and Alternatives...


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    It is explained pretty good in the 2000i help files.

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    You can open BAK files in AutoCAD by first renaming the extension so that it has a DWG extension. These steps show how to do this using Windows Explorer.
    1. Using Windows Explorer, browse to the folder where the drawing (file with DWG extension) is located. Note: Steps 2 through 8 are only applicable if the drawing is not missing or misplaced.
    2. Highlight the file in Explorer.
    3. Right-click on the file name and select Rename from the pop-up menu.
    4. Using the arrow keys, move the cursor right after the period in the file name, then delete the DWG file extension.
    5. Enter OLD after the period. The drawing will now have OLD as its file extension. This saves the drawing in case it is needed later.
    6. Press ENTER to complete the change.
    7. When the Rename dialog box displays, choose Yes.
    8. In Explorer, browse to the drawing file with a BAK extension.
    9. Highlight the file in Explorer.
    10. Right-click the file name and select Rename from the pop-up menu.
    11. Using the arrow keys, move the cursor right after the period in the file name and replace the BAK file extension with DWG.
    12. Press ENTER to complete the change.
    13. When the Rename dialog box displays, choose Yes.

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    OK, thanks friends... I am working with german AUtocad Lt ,so I havent found where alternatives, I look over it at home at night !

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    slw210, I just copy the bak file to a different location, rename it with something temporary and change it's extension from there - anything to stop it overwriting the original file works though

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