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Determine Solidwork version with Notepad?

Question asked by Zhen Wei Tee on Jan 10, 2021
Latest reply on Jan 11, 2021 by Richard Lundy

Is it possible to determine the Solidwork file version using text editing software like Notepad? 


Example scenario: 

I have a machine with Solidworks 2017 installed. 

I received a file that say it is future version.

Looking at the file properties say that it is Future Version too. 

How do I know which version should i installed (eg: 2019 or 2020) to ensure the correct version is installed 

Of course, I could try one by one but that is redundant and time consuming...

(Saving the file into latest version eg: 2021, is a no go for this case)