How is Solidworks 2012 kepping track of "open" files ? .. It dosn't seem to be using the "~" anymore
- In the old days you could just delete the files with the "~" prefix and that would allow you to open the file again ...
How comes nobody seems to knows this ??? Big secret ?
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Any input would be greatly appropriated ,as we are still struggling with this ( having to shut down the server sever times a day because solid works won't open the "open" file (obviously the file is NOT open and nobody else is using it - all solid work seats have been rebooted - but nobody can open the original file)
- In older versions we just had to delete the ~ files on the server no big deal ...
Georg - a very very frustrated Solid Works user
I'm still running SW 2010, but I believe that the ~ files are a Windows thing, not SolidWorks, so the only thing that has changed is how Windows elects to show them or not. I think you have to go to the place where you tell Windows to show the hidden files. On my system it is Control Panel/Folder Options/View. I have "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" checked and "Hide extensions for known file types" and "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)" unchecked.
I have all those checked - also the ~ files don't show up on our Mac's anymore, since we upgraded to Solidworks 2012
- I'm pretty sure SolidWorks is doing it different these days & I've read pages and pages of blogs - without any success
I occasionally had this problem a few years ago.
However, I selected "Don't show hidden files ..." and I have no issues now.
This now made me think - maybe I'm "attacking" this from the wrong end
I think I'm going to look into the open files on the server with openfiles.exe /query
... If that shows the open files I can just disconnect them from there without rebooting
Retrieving data ...