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Post by dmoses » Thu Mar 16, 2006 5:57 am

If you drill down to the directory where the autosave function backs up to, there are two files for each microsurvey file that has been autosaved. One has the .sv$ extension, the other has a .bak extension. They are apparently both backups of the dwg. Is there a feature that backs up the msd file? I guess typically the msd file does not corrupt?

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Post by John Gallagher » Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:09 am

The .mbk file in the folder that contains the drawing is the backup for the msd file.
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Post by Glen Cameron » Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:44 am

Just to clarify:

DWG in your working folder is the last manually saved drawing file.
BAK in your working folder is the previous manually saved DWG file.

SV$ in the temporary file folder (defined in the CONFIG command) is the Autosave drawing file.
BAK in the temporary file folder (defined in the CONFIG command) is the previous SV$ file.

MSD file is the database file from the last manual save.
MBK file is the previous MSD file
MSJ folder is the current live database expanded to a folder, when the job is open in MSCAD. This is saved to the MSD file when a manual save is done.
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