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Coriwright
Hello people

Thank you for LibreCad.

I spent a whole day working on a file called "Equipment Staging.dxf".  As I was saving the file (hitting the save button above) I saw that I was working from a "#Equipment Staging.dxf~".  When I was finished, I exported the file as a .jpg so that my boss can see, and I closed out of my file.  I look to re-open the file, and "Equipment Staging.dxf" is the old original file and "#Equipment Staging.dxf~" is still in the directory (with my changes).  I cannot open "#Equipment Staging.dxf~" without getting a permissions error.  Please please help.  I need my work!

Thank you again for your help.
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Re: .dxf~ file (temporary file)

ClaudeQC

Hello Coriwright,


On 2012-07-03 20:38, Coriwright [via LibreCAD] wrote:> Hello people

 >
 > I spent a whole day working on a file called "Equipment Staging.dxf".
 >   As I was saving the file (hitting the save button above) I saw that I
 > was working from a "#Equipment Staging.dxf~".  When I was finished, I
 > exported the file as a .jpg so that my boss can see, and I closed out of
 > my file.  I look to re-open the file, and "Equipment Staging.dxf" is the
 > old original file and "#Equipment Staging.dxf~" is still in the
 > directory (with my changes).  I cannot open "#Equipment Staging.dxf~"
 > without getting a permissions error.  Please please help.  I need my
work!
 >

- Please, tell us the following information:

        - Version of LibreCAD you use.

        - Operating system on which LibreCAD is running.

        - Details about what you have done to get this behaviour.


- Notes:

        - LibreCAD "DXF" filename that have a '#' prefix is a recovery
          file.

        - LibreCAD "DXF" filename that have a '~' suffix (".dxf~")
          is an auto-backup file.


- Remarks:

        - Never edit a "recovery file", neither an "auto-backup" file.

        - Remark: Really can not understand how you can make LibreCAD
          to create a file that is both a "recovery file" and an
          "auto-backup" file !?!?
          This is almost impossible to me, since recovery file and
          auto-backup file are too completely different things.


Claude



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Re: .dxf~ file (temporary file)

Coriwright
Claude,

Thank you so much for your reply so soon!  I really appreciate it.

I'm using LibreCad 1.0.2
I have a Windows 7 operating system
As I was working on my file, I periodically used the disk icon to save
my work.  I noticed that I was originally working from a folder on our
file server at work.  I started working on that file yesterday and
there are several versions of the file with # hash tags in the
beginning of the file depending when the latest version of the file
is.  The latest version of my file saved locally on my desktop.
However, that is the finished product and it is the #Equipment
Staging.dxf~ file that I cannot open.

Perhaps I got confused as to which directory (from the file server or
from my desktop) I was working on as one is supposed to be a mirror of
the other (working with the file is much quicker when on my desktop).

I am really not sure why I have a back up and recovery file.  As I was
saving the file it looked like another "recovery" file was being
created.  Is there a way I can restore my #Equipment Staging.dxf~ file
to a format that I can open and save again?

Thanks again for your help.

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Re: .dxf~ file (temporary file)

ClaudeQC

On 03/07/12 10:17 PM, Coriwright [via LibreCAD] wrote:>

 >
 > As I was working on my file, I periodically used the disk icon to save
 > my work.  I noticed that I was originally working from a folder on our
 > file server at work.  I started working on that file yesterday and
 > there are several versions of the file with # hash tags in the
 > beginning of the file depending when the latest version of the file
 > is.
 >

- Normally, there is only one recovery file, and that recovery
   file is removed automatically when you save your drawing.
   Basically, two things can make a recovery file still exist
   after LibreCAD was closed.

        1) Computer power lost, operating system crash, or
           LibreCAD crash.

        2) Exiting LibreCAD without saving the change you
           made to your drawing.

   So, I do not understand how come you can have many recovery files,
   if you was always saving you drawing regularly.


 >
 > The latest version of my file saved locally on my desktop.
 > However, that is the finished product and it is the #Equipment
 > Staging.dxf~ file that I cannot open.
 >
 > Perhaps I got confused as to which directory (from the file server or
 > from my desktop) I was working on as one is supposed to be a mirror of
 > the other (working with the file is much quicker when on my desktop).
 >
 > I am really not sure why I have a back up and recovery file.  As I was
 > saving the file it looked like another "recovery" file was being
 > created.  Is there a way I can restore my #Equipment Staging.dxf~ file
 > to a format that I can open and save again?
 >

- Well, recovery file and auto-backup file are just a "copy"
   of your drawing file at a certain point in time.
   So, to recover a drawing file from a recovery file or a
   backup file, you have only to make a copy of that file,
   using a different name.
   In your case, you can copy "#Equipment Staging.dxf~" as
   "Equipment Staging.dxf", or "Equipment Staging Test.dxf"
   if "Equipment Staging.dxf" already exist.


Claude




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Coriwright
Claude,

Thank you so much for your help.

I initially tried to copy and paste but it only gave me "#Equipment
Staging.dxf.dxf~"

Then I opened up PowerShell and copied using the cp function

cp "#Equipment Staging.dxf~" EquipmentNew.dxf

The new file opened up beautifully...with all my work from the past few days.

Thank you so much again for your help.

On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 9:13 AM, ClaudeQC [via LibreCAD]
<[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> On 03/07/12 10:17 PM, Coriwright [via LibreCAD] wrote:>
>
>  >
>  > As I was working on my file, I periodically used the disk icon to save
>  > my work.  I noticed that I was originally working from a folder on our
>  > file server at work.  I started working on that file yesterday and
>  > there are several versions of the file with # hash tags in the
>  > beginning of the file depending when the latest version of the file
>  > is.
>  >
>
> - Normally, there is only one recovery file, and that recovery
>    file is removed automatically when you save your drawing.
>    Basically, two things can make a recovery file still exist
>    after LibreCAD was closed.
>
>         1) Computer power lost, operating system crash, or
>            LibreCAD crash.
>
>         2) Exiting LibreCAD without saving the change you
>            made to your drawing.
>
>    So, I do not understand how come you can have many recovery files,
>    if you was always saving you drawing regularly.
>
>
>  >
>  > The latest version of my file saved locally on my desktop.
>  > However, that is the finished product and it is the #Equipment
>  > Staging.dxf~ file that I cannot open.
>  >
>  > Perhaps I got confused as to which directory (from the file server or
>  > from my desktop) I was working on as one is supposed to be a mirror of
>  > the other (working with the file is much quicker when on my desktop).
>  >
>  > I am really not sure why I have a back up and recovery file.  As I was
>  > saving the file it looked like another "recovery" file was being
>  > created.  Is there a way I can restore my #Equipment Staging.dxf~ file
>  > to a format that I can open and save again?
>  >
>
> - Well, recovery file and auto-backup file are just a "copy"
>    of your drawing file at a certain point in time.
>    So, to recover a drawing file from a recovery file or a
>    backup file, you have only to make a copy of that file,
>    using a different name.
>    In your case, you can copy "#Equipment Staging.dxf~" as
>    "Equipment Staging.dxf", or "Equipment Staging Test.dxf"
>    if "Equipment Staging.dxf" already exist.
>
>
> Claude
>
>
>
>
>
>
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ClaudeQC

On 05/07/12 02:40 PM, Coriwright [via LibreCAD] wrote:

 >
 > I initially tried to copy and paste but it only gave me "#Equipment
 > Staging.dxf.dxf~"
 >
 > Then I opened up PowerShell and copied using the cp function
 >
 > cp "#Equipment Staging.dxf~" EquipmentNew.dxf
 >
 > The new file opened up beautifully...with all my work from the past few
 > days.
 >

Glad to know your problem is solved, now.


Claude


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Re: .dxf~ file (temporary file)

R. van Twisk
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Claude,

may be we can add a option to LibreCAD that will always prevent to open/edit these special files with a warning message?


On Jul 5, 2012, at 3:18 PM, ClaudeQC [via LibreCAD] wrote:


On 05/07/12 02:40 PM, Coriwright [via LibreCAD] wrote:

 >
 > I initially tried to copy and paste but it only gave me "#Equipment
 > Staging.dxf.dxf~"
 >
 > Then I opened up PowerShell and copied using the cp function
 >
 > cp "#Equipment Staging.dxf~" EquipmentNew.dxf
 >
 > The new file opened up beautifully...with all my work from the past few
 > days.
 >

Glad to know your problem is solved, now.


Claude





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ClaudeQC

Hello Ries,


On 05/07/12 04:22 PM, R. van Twisk [via LibreCAD] wrote:

 >
 > may be we can add a option to LibreCAD that will always prevent to
 > open/edit these special files with a warning message?
 >

- This is a solution.

- Another solutions could be:

        1) Make the "Recovery File" a read only file.
           Maybe, not a good solution!?  I remember an application
           (AutoCAD DOS) doing that kind of thing, and this was
           more a nuisance than an help.

        2) Change the name of the recovery file to something
           like "#<my_file.dxf>#".
           i.e.: Concatenate '#' to the recovery file extension, to make
           the recovery file having en extension that is not
           associated with LibreCAD.


Claude.



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Pascal
Thanks to all of you, I have been able to recover my work after a Librecad crash, opening the #myfile.dxf
Why don't we have an option to recover from crash, after a crash ... (like with OpenOffice) ?