1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 26, 2015 1:18 PM by Mike Pogue

    Recovered Autosaves Won't Save

    Bill Schmid

      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."


      Thanks for any help anyone can offer.



        • Re: Recovered Autosaves Won't Save
          Mike Pogue

          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.