Recover a drawing file when the Recover command fails
can anybody tell me how to recover a drawing file if Recover command couldn't make it?
When i use the recover command i get an Autocad message : "Unable to recover drawing file"
This is the method I use when the actual drawing file is corrupted. At the very bottom of the "Tools" pull-down menu, click on "Options" This will indicate where the temporary drawing files are store. If you've been using Autosave, then there should be some files with the .sv$ file extension kicking around in this folder.
Next using Explorer I locate an .sv$ file which was created before you started having problems with the drawing file. Rename this to a .dwg file extension, then open it with AutoCAD. Hopeful you will have something usable, that will save you drawing the whole thing from scratch.
Another method which I usually attempt is DWG Viewer Tool
Look up were Acad saves the autosave....search for the file and rename the extension to .dwg Most of the times this will do the job.