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    Revit Local file back-up?

    Hello.

    My detached models creating backup files named .0001 ,.0002 etc.
    But Local models or central models dont do that. They just have a back-up folder which contains some .dat files.
    Why?
    Last edited by dbzn; June 12, 2017, 06:36 AM.

    #2
    Unless and until you re-save your Detached Copy with Worksets as a new Central File, you'll get the .0001... files.
    That's typical behavior for a non-workshared project (families do the same thing)

    Perhaps when you made the Detached Copy you used the "discard Worksets" option instead of "Preserve"?
    Dave Plumb
    BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

    CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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      #3
      Thanks so much for reply DaveP

      But actually i want to find and use my local file's backup revit files for worksharing project files.(project.0001 etc). But i can't. Already checked the file location from options. I can see this backup revit files when my project file is non-workshared. But i want to use this back-up feature for my worksharing projects too.

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        #4
        To what end are you doing this?

        If you are trying to restore the project to a previous state, you can "Restore Backup" from the Collaborate tab. It's probably best to do this on a copy of the project.

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          #5
          You can access the backup files from Collaborate-->Restore backup.

          If your central file gets corrupted, you can fall back on the latest local file saved and restore that as the central file in its place.

          But you can't get central files to do what you are wanting, it would take up way too much server space. Restoring the backup is basically removing the commands from an internal journal file from that last save you are restoring.
          Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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            #6
            If you do use the Restore Backup tool, you have to make a leap of faith with it.
            Once you get to the ..._backup folder, it says in the file window:
            Folder Empty.PNG
            I hadn't used it for years because, well it says the folder is empty, so why continue?
            At that point, you have to take that leap of faith, and click "Open" even though it seems there's nothing there.
            Once you do, you'll see your backups.
            @JeffHanson, are you reading this? I've been meaning to mention that. Technically, the Help page is correct
            https://knowledge.autodesk.com/suppo...19187-htm.html
            Step 4 does say "Click Open", but it may be more obvious if you explicitly mention that you have to click Open even though it seems like there's nothing to open.
            Dave Plumb
            BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

            CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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