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Repairs and then opens a damaged drawing file.

Access Methods


 Menu: File  Drawing Utilities  RecoverNot available in menus in the current workspace


The program extracts as much material as it can from the damaged file. Files that can be recovered include DWG, DWT, and DWS files. Performing a recover on a DXF file will only open the file.

In the Select File dialog box (a standard file selection dialog box), enter the drawing file name or select the damaged drawing file. Results are displayed in the text window.

When FILEDIA is set to 0 (zero), RECOVER displays the following command prompt.

Enter ~ (tilde) at the prompt to ignore FILEDIA and display the Select File dialog box.