I am a long time LibreCAD user but have had an issue today that I cannot overcome. I had two multilayer drawings open when my PC froze. Now when I open either of them they are blank with only the default layer showing. All other layers have gone. The file size remains as it did so data is there but not viewable. Any thoughts on this anyone?
No such luck. It is strange this one. I have had it previously but not with 100 hours of work done so I started again. This one is important. I now know I should save and rename at least daily to ensure I have a good copy.
It simply seems to be that the layers are no longer listed so nothing shows on the drawing. If the layers could be restored somehow, perhaps that would work?
Many thanks for the reply, I hope I understood what you meant.
I opened LibreCad with a blank page, selected open and looked at the file type being browsed for.
Well I was hopeful for a moment as it did have the QCad 1.x file (*.dxf) showing. I changed it but still had the same error message.
All files show regardless of QCad or Drawing exchange being listed.
As I have said, with 1.8MB showing as the file size I expect things to still be there and believe it is simply the layers not showing.
Any more thoughts anyone, please, before I start from scratch?
Do you really not find a backup-file like #filename.dxf, as perepujal suggested? You must have deleted it then, as they are automatically created. You can just try to open it as it is, not really necessary to rename it.
There is also an other type of backup file: filename.dxf~, which I think can often be found after a crash. Remove the ~ and it can be opened.