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    Default AutoCAD Warning on opening

    I get this warning every time I open AutoCAD (see attached). It's bogus. I don't remember the fix but know that there is an easy one.

    Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks
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    Default Re: AutoCAD Warning on opening

    Well I've seen something like this before, and looking at your screen shot, I bet there's a "Add-A-Plot Style Table.lnk" and a "Add-A-Plotter-Wizard.lnk" (shortcuts) at "y:\autocad configuration files\pen tables\.." directory.
    And they shouldn't be there, the default is something like: C:\Users\<you>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2017\R21.0\enu\Plotters

    I don't know what causes those shortcuts to be created in the wrong place but it happens now and then at my work.
    I would verify you have them at the default locations and remove them from the "y:\" drive in your screen shot, that should fix it.

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    Default Re: AutoCAD Warning on opening

    Go find and delete that shortcut and any others (if file extensions are visible, these are .LNK files)
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    Default Re: AutoCAD Warning on opening

    Thanks, guys! I do not have the authority to delete the offending files, so I took them out of my search path. Problem solved

    HAHAHAHAHHHHH, until I went to plot!

    Of course the print/plot parameters/tools are in the network location, not my local, so I added the offending paths back in and will put up with the warning message. It's not my call or right to delete the shortcuts.
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    Default Re: AutoCAD Warning on opening

    Quote Originally Posted by Lemons View Post
    Thanks, guys! I do not have the authority to delete the offending files, so I took them out of my search path. Problem solved

    HAHAHAHAHHHHH, until I went to plot!

    Of course the print/plot parameters/tools are in the network location, not my local, so I added the offending paths back in and will put up with the warning message. It's not my call or right to delete the shortcuts.
    LOL well at least you know the issue.
    Have your IT dude or cad manager (or whoever had the rights) delete them..
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    Default Re: AutoCAD Warning on opening

    Quote Originally Posted by tedg View Post
    I don't know what causes those shortcuts to be created in the wrong place but it happens now and then at my work.
    That usually happens here when someone edits the plot style or PC3 from inside AutoCAD with rights to that folder.
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    Default Re: AutoCAD Warning on opening

    Thanks for the suggestion. I'm only 3 weeks in this position so I'm going to wait a bit before I take any action. I'm gaining the favor of the principals and want that favor cemented before I rock the boat, even a little.

    Hmm, interesting that dgorsman had this to say: That usually happens here when someone edits the plot style or PC3 from inside AutoCAD with rights to that folder.

    The shortcuts are bad links, so they really should be deleted or fixed. Maybe I'll get one of my engineers to delete them.
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    Default Re: AutoCAD Warning on opening

    The .lnk file is typically pointing to a path which you do not have access to. This is usually when the plotters and plot styles folders are copied to a network path from a previous (or different) version than is currently being used.
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