How to recover lost/deleted AutoCAD dwg file step by step for Windows and MAC OS X

What is AutoCAD dwg file formats: DWG (DraWinG) is a binary file format used for storing two and three dimensional design data and metadata. It is the native format for several CAD packages including AutoCAD, IntelliCAD (and its variants) and Caddie. In addition, DWG is supported non-natively by many other CAD applications. The .bak (drawing backup), .dws (drawing standards), .dwt (drawing template) and .sv$ (temporary automatic save) files are also DWG files.

This is a recovery example tutorial for AutoCAD dwg file, you only need a few of steps to finish data recovery. throughing CAD File Recovery step by step recover deleted files or lost data from a reformatted partition or corrupted file system. If you want to recover lost/deleted partitions or deleted files from a FAT or NTFS file system, please use BYclouder Partition Recovery first, because it is faster and BYclouder Partition Recovery can find the original file names.

To recover files/data from hard disk, USB key, Smart Card, CD-ROM, DVD, Blu-Ray, etc., you have to need enough rights to access the physical device.

How to login Windows as Administrator user:
Microsoft Support How do I log on as an administrator?
How to login MAC OS X as root user:
Apple Support Enabling and using the "root" user in Mac OS X

1. Install and Run BYclouder CAD File Recovery

If BYclouder CAD File Recovery is not yet installed, it can be downloaded from here.

2. Disk or Drive selection

Available media are listed.You can select Disk or Drive here. Use mouse to select the disk/Drive that holds the lost files. Click Scan Button to proceed or double-click directly into the next step.
Disk Selection: If disk partitions are damaged or lost, CAD File Recovery can recover lost files/data from the partitions.
Drive Selection: If disk no problem, just select Drive, because it is faster to recover files when you proceed step 4, if not, BYclouder CAD File Recovery will scan the whole disk,that would spend a lot of time. therefore that is unnecessary!

3. Filter Options Settings

There is no file filter.

4. whole disk or unallocated space selection

BYclouder CAD File Recovery can search files from the whole partition and the unallocated space.
from the whole partition :This is very useful if the filesystem is corrupted, it will scan the whole partition space, that would spend a lot of time.
from the unallocated space: This is available for ext2/ext3/ext4, FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 and NTFS. selection the item only deleted files are recovered.

Note: Recovered data and files should not be save the recovered disk directory! This is very importent, if you do so, It will override the recovered disk data! so you have to choose other disks and the disks space are large enough.

Click Recover Button to proceed step 5

5. Start Recover

CAD File Recovery is recovering files/data.
Note:Recovered files will located multitude of folders, e.g. recovered.1, recovered.2 etc. you can click Open Button to check them.

This page was last modified on 23 April 2013, at 21:41.
Author:Jean

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