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Recovering a .db or .archive file

JCCARLOS91
Enthusiast

Hi,

 

We are trying to recovering an old teamwork file that have been archived from the server machine.

 

I was able to locate the back-up folder (named with all the random numbers and letters) but only .archive and .db files are available. No .pln or .pla files.

 

How can I open these files? The sizes of these files are 1.0gb.

 

 

John Carlos
AC25 | iMac 2019
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Skyhook
Participant

Hi. It has been a while since I needed to do this however if I recall correctly you can rename the .db file with .pln and that should enable you to open it. 

good luck - Richard 

Hi,

Thanks for the response. I tried this but didn't work. I believe it only works for .fdb files.

 

However this is the folder and files that I found for the specific projects. Which one do you think we can recover? 

 

John Carlos
AC25 | iMac 2019

Solution
Noemi Balogh
Community Admin
Community Admin

As much as I can recall, you can import .archive files, so what I would do is opening the Manager, go to Projects, select Import and select one of the files. However, you might not have the right BIMcloud Basic (since we don't know which version the above archives from, they can be Archicad 18 or older, which can't be opened by recent BIMcloud Basics), or there could be other circumstances that can prevent your success here.

 

If you don't have any other version of the project than the above files, then I suggest to contact your local Graphisoft support, they might be able to recover the project. 

 

Please note that .db files are not equal with .fdb - they are database files of the BIMcloud Server, structured completely differently than a regular Archicad file - so renaming them to .pln or .pla won't work at all.

Noémi Balogh

Customer Engagement Expert, Community Admin

This worked perfectly. Life saver!

 

Thank you.

John Carlos
AC25 | iMac 2019

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