Published date: 2011-Aug-31
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When opening a file in Revit you receive the following error message, "Data in file
Please follow the recovery procedures below, based on your file type.
For non-workshared files:
For workshared files:
If the file can be opened, complete the following steps:
- In the Open dialog, check the Audit box and open the file.
- Go to Manage > Purge Unused.
- Go to the Application Menu > Save As dialog, and save the file under a new name.
- Switch to your desktop and open Windows Explorer (Windows key +E).Type %temp% in the address bar.
- Delete as many files as possible from this folder. Some files may not be able to be deleted if they are in use by other applications on your machine.
- Move the local files and their backups to the desktop.
- Open Revit.
- Open the project file with "Create new local" checked.
If a backup cannot be opened, create a new Central file from an existing Local file, following the steps outlined in the document below:
If the above steps fail, gather the following information and open a Support Case:
- The corrupt file.
- The last 5 journal files from each machine accessing the central file. Information on obtaining journal files can be found here.
- The worksharing log from the central file backup folder (if workshared). It will have a .slog file extension.
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