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Thread: how to convert sv$ files to dwg?!!!

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    how to convert sv$ files to dwg?!!!

    somehow i had an error and lost my recent drawing. bak file belongs to 3 hours before but there is an sv$ file.

    can someone please tell me how i can convert it to dwg?!!!

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    If it's a true DWG ... just rename the extension from SV$ to DWG.

    If it doesn't work then it's just log file of "computer code" that records you're commands related to the UNDO command & memory buffer.

    Sorry in advance if that doesn't help. :?

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    it didn't work,i guess it's the log file.

    but you're right,i can smile anyway,thanks a lot!!!

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    thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by architech View Post
    If it's a true DWG ... just rename the extension from SV$ to DWG.
    that was very helpfull for me

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    .sv$ files are the automatic save files generated by Autocad when you have set the options to save every XX minutes.

    In 2000/2000i when the save every XX has been set they should be drawing files not log files.

    The name usually looks something like-

    my_drawing_1234567_08_04_29.sv$

    if you change this to-

    my_drawing_1234567_08_04_29.dwg

    then it should open as a normal drawing file.
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    covert SV$ to dwg

    yes, u could convert the .SV$ to .dwg, do the following:

    go to start up -> then RUN

    type cmd -> show a DOS window

    it will show something similar in the DOS:
    C:\Documents and Settings\your name>

    then type:
    C:\Documents and Settings\your name>ren my_dwg.SV$ my_dwg.dwg

    of course you have to put your SV$ file in the C drive documents and settings\yourname folder. and watch out the spacing on the command you type.

    ren(space)mydwg_.SV$(space)my_dwg.dwg

    after that you will see the SV$ file change to dwg file automatically and it does recorded the latest changes you made in the dwg.


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    Hi llm3000

    Welcome to the forum and thanks for your input.

    Unfortunately all you are doing there is renaming the file using DOS instead of Windows.

    Fine if it is a drawing backup as noted above; but sorry to say that if it IS a command log file instead then just renaming it through DOS will not recover it as a drawing.
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    good stuff

    good to know! I once had the need to change a .BAK file to a .DWG and couldn’t figure out how to do it . Now I see it can be done through the cmd window in a familiar DOS setting

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    I am happy to share a powerful program-DWG Converter to you, it can solve the problem you are faced with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ailsa527 View Post
    I am happy to share a powerful program-DWG Converter to you, it can solve the problem you are faced with.
    I'm willing to bet that DWG Converter cannot solve the problem. I think you have misread this thread.
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