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How to repair corrupted or damaged .dwg file?


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I use Autocad 2016.



My computer has an issue with a driver for the video card or rather video card itself. While I was working on a .dwg, the screen went black. I tried to save it with ctrl+s (wish I didn’t) and had to turn off the computer. When I started the Autocad again, I couldn’t open the drawing. It is corrupted, damaged, whatever word you want to use. I have a .bak file but it is in the same condition, useless.



I couldn’t find any solution online. Tried renaming .bak, recovery manager. Tried repair tools. Nothing.



Is there anyone who knows if there’s any way to recover the drawing? Based on everything I read online, I am not very optimistic, but I have to ask, it is very important.



Thank you.



P.S. The .dwg is too large to be uploaded to forum.

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This question has been asked and answered many times already, most recently about a week ago: http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?96245-AutoCAD-2014.


If none of the suggestions in that thread work then your drawing is damaged beyond recovery and you will need to start over re-drafting it, but I would recommend fixing your driver issue or replacing your video card before doing any further work in Autocad, or any other program for that matter.

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