How to recover AutoCAD autosave file?

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My computer just shut down without warning. I lost my revision. As I know AutoCAD save temporary files automatically. I might be able to get my revision back by recovering from autosave file. Any help will be appreciate, thanks in advance.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    As far as my knowledge, where you saved the .dwg files, u can get the .bak file with same name in the same location. There is a condition if system variable isaveback is set to 1. You can also try "Recover" option from file> drawing utilities. However, it varies from version to version.
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  • letyhiua
    You can recover autocad autosave file by this way, because autocad save dwg file automatically. Detailed steps about how to change autosave file in autocad to dwg: Step 1. Go to the folder C:\Users\[User Name]\appdata\local\temp\ and find the file with *.ac$ as extension. Step 2. Change the extension *.ac$ to *.dwg, it pop out a warming: "If you change a file name extension, the file might become unusable. Are you sure you want to change it?", click Yes button.
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  • clark445kent
    Hi 
    You can recover AutoCad autosave file by this way, because AutoCad save the dwg file automatically with ac$ as default extension, just find the *.ac$ file and change ac$ to dwg. AutoCAD's autosave file is saved in this folder: C:\Users\[User Name]\appdata\local\temp\. 

    Detailed steps about how to change an autosave file in AutoCad to dwg: 

    Step 1. Go to the folder C:\Users\[User Name]\appdata\local\temp\ and find the file with *.ac$ as extension. 
    Step 2. Change the extension *.ac$ to *.dwg, it pop out a warming: "If you change a file name extension, the file might become unusable. Are you sure you want to change it?", click Yes button.

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