Solved: dwg has become damaged or corrupt

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thomashubba19

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My AutoCAD drawing file (. dwg) has become damaged or corrupt… File will not open. How fix it?
 
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Thomas, welcome to the TSG Forums.... :D

Firstly, this Thread should have been started in the Forum > Software & Hardware > All Other Software. Please ask a Moderator to move it to the correct Forum for you.

To answer your question. The original .dwg file(s) will be on the AutoCAD installation CD. You could copy the corrupt file(s) to the relevant location - but that is probably not what you want to do.

AutoCAD automatically saves Backup files (.bak) in the same location as the .dwg files every time you save. It would be extremely unlikely that the Backup file is also corrupt - personally I have never seen that happen.

To understand how this works you should read the info at the link below.

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Understanding-AutoCAD-backup-and-autosave-files.html

T.
 
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