How am I supposed to use the autosave feature? Whenever SW crashes and I open an autosaved part, drawing or assembly, it won't save. This isn't an isolated occurance, it happens every single time.
SolidWorks crashes. I re-open it. I get the Document Recovery panel. I open one or more of the files listed. I try to save one or more of them. First message: "Saving this autorecovered document will replace the original file." Click OK. Second message: "Failed to save document."
Save it as a different file name. It's possible that SW hasn't let go of the original file in Windows because it crashed. There's also the closely related issue of all of the tilde (~) files that SolidWorks leaves open. If you are having stability problems, it used to help a lot to close SW and delete all of these. The bottom line is, save it as a different file name, then you can overwrite the original file.