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AC crashed but didn't start from backup

heathldesign
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AC crashed and went through the usual bug report etc. then it asked if i wanted to reopen which i clicked, but nothing happened. so now, where do i find the backup file? i had progressed quite far when it crashed and my last save was not as recent as i would like. the bpn isn't as recent as the pln.

 

MAC Studio 2022 M1 Max, 32 GB RAM, 10 cores, AC26 5003 Apple Silicon USA
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Barry Kelly
Moderator

Ideally you should shut all running Archicads.

Start a new instance and the autosave file should be in the start up list.

Open that and Archicad should open the file - unless it is corrupted for some reason.

If that does not work then you can try to open the autosave file yourself, but guarantee it will work

 

 

I am not familiar with Macs, but on a Windows machine the auto save files are in the user folder ... C:\Users\username\Graphisoft

There you should see "autosave" folders.

In there you should see other folders.

You may have to hunt around a bit for a file called "database.fdb".

It should have a current date and be a fairly large file size.

Copy this somewhere else and rename it to ... yourfilename.PLN

 

Now try opening that file.

No guarantee it will work - that is why you copy the file.

 

Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11

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Barry Kelly
Moderator

Ideally you should shut all running Archicads.

Start a new instance and the autosave file should be in the start up list.

Open that and Archicad should open the file - unless it is corrupted for some reason.

If that does not work then you can try to open the autosave file yourself, but guarantee it will work

 

 

I am not familiar with Macs, but on a Windows machine the auto save files are in the user folder ... C:\Users\username\Graphisoft

There you should see "autosave" folders.

In there you should see other folders.

You may have to hunt around a bit for a file called "database.fdb".

It should have a current date and be a fairly large file size.

Copy this somewhere else and rename it to ... yourfilename.PLN

 

Now try opening that file.

No guarantee it will work - that is why you copy the file.

 

Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11

thanks Barry,

once i quit all instances it did show up at startup. once again, you da man.

 

MAC Studio 2022 M1 Max, 32 GB RAM, 10 cores, AC26 5003 Apple Silicon USA
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