I get the message "a journal file could not be created. Auto recovery is not possible", when I open the SW. I lost some models and assembly, because the SW also froze and auto recovery was not possible.
Nagesh Mavinahally wrote: I get the message "a journal file could not be created. Auto recovery is not possible", when I open the SW. I lost some models and assembly, because the SW also froze and auto recovery was not possible.
Nagesh Mavinahally wrote:
That message usually comes up if a session of Solidworks is already running.
Start task manager and check to be sure that isn't the case. Don't forget to look under processes.
If you have multiple sessions of SW open, then you will see this message
When you open a second SW on the same machine, it will warn you...
Yep, in my experience you can continue to work in either session without much issue. I've done this often if I'm opening a huge assembly and I still want to work while it is opening. Before I hit the "open" button on big assy, I open my 2nd SW session. Then once the open process is started I can still model/detail or whatever in my second session.
Did you tried to run as administrator?
Any other solutions
SoidWorks could not create a journal file - Computer Aided Technology
This can also happen if your permissions are not correct. If you don't have write access to the Journal File location specified under Tools->Options->File Locations you'll get that message too.
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