Re: Recover a drawing file when the Recover command fails
Originally Posted by CGM
This is the method I use when the actual drawing file is corrupted. At the very bottom of the "Tools" pull-down menu, click on "Options" This will indicate where the temporary drawing files are store. If you've been using Autosave, then there should be some files with the .sv$ file extension kicking around in this folder.
Next using Explorer I locate an .sv$ file which was created before you started having problems with the drawing file. Rename this to a .dwg file extension, then open it with AutoCAD. Hopeful you will have something usable, that will save you drawing the whole thing from scratch.