Sometimes a computer may crash and stop functioning at the most inopportune moment. Files that you have checked out and have been working with are now trapped in the bad computer. You have diligently checked files in to prevent loss of work, but you still have some files that you would like to recover. The purpose of this article is to provide a procedure to restore files from a crashed computer in SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM.
The idea is to replace the checked out (writable) locally-cached file from the vault in the good computer with the ones recovered from the crashed computer. It is a good idea to do this next process in a small cluster of files or one file at a time. These instructions will show the process for restoring one file at a time.
About Francisco Guzman
Francisco Guzman is the PDM Technical Support Lead at GoEngineer, and is pursuing his degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Utah. In addition to providing guidance and support to SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS PDM customers, Francisco also provides support for DriveWorks design automation. He won the world-wide DriveWorks reseller CPD contest as the best DriveWorks AE for 2015. For fun, he designs, 3D-Prints, builds and races custom first-person-view (FPV) racing drone frames.
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