2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 22, 2014 7:07 PM by Andrew Kronquist

    Can't use network drive for autobackup?

    Andrew Kronquist

      I just re-installed SW2013 after getting a new hard drive, and it won't let me set up the autorecovery directory on a network drive, although that's where I've always had it. Has something changed?

        • Re: Can't use network drive for autobackup?
          Paul Marsman

          S-056445

          Question:

          Why is it impossible to set a mapped drive or network location for the auto-recover backup location?
          Answer:
          This is intended design.  Backup or network drives cannot be defined for auto-recover locations because connection to these devices might not be consistent, and as a result this is not allowed. 

           

          Additionally, the intended function of auto-recover is to recover potentially lost data from an unexpected closure of SolidWorks.  Good data management practice dictates a local location is best for this.