I was using an autorecovered assembly and had saved it a few times, but after rebooting the system, I can no longer find the file.
Autorecover documents do not normally disappear unless you delete it, open the original assembly or, when you reboot your computer, a program runs that clears certain folders.
I will assume you know where SolidWorks works saves the autorecover files?
Your folder may be different than mine.
I had the same problem. My autorecovered files disappeared after I closed Solidworks and opened a new session. Before closing, I only deleted the few autorecovered files that I had not worked on, and I left the ones that I was going to open and save. I did not delete them all, I didn't open the original assembly or any other files, and I did not reboot my computer. Do you know why this folder-clearing program would run when I only closed an empty session of SW and started a new one?
Sorry, I did not mean to imply that there is a program that deletes the auto-recover files. Our IT department use to have a program that did this. But this brings up another question. Are your auto recover files stored in the same folder as the SW backup files?
If you run the SolidWorks Rx -> System Maintenance it defaults to deleting the backup files (autosaved files). Whenever SolidWorks starts getting hinky (which is waaaaaay too often with SWX2017) I run the RX.
Dennis, you beat me to my next question for Dave and Paul.
Remember that all autorecover settings are "suggestions", and SW will ultimately do whatever it feels like. Saving after every feature change is standard practice and should not be deviated from.
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