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Preventive File Management

Preventive file management on your hard disk can avoid future problems in both the software and hardware areas.

Task Details
Locate the SolidWorks Journal File on your hard disk to improve performance. The journal file regularly records numerous processes. For example, when you rotate a model, the rotation increments are recorded to the journal file. If the journal file is located on a network drive, you are subject to variances in network performance such as other traffic.
Locate the auto recover files on your hard drive. Auto recover information is one of the options you can set in Backups. The auto recover files include information required to recover from a system failure.
Auto recover is independent from maintaining backup copies of your documents. Options for both capabilities are set in the same location.
Periodically check and clean out the backup and the temporary directory.  
Ensure there is adequate free disk space. You should have between 250-500MB of free disk space on your hard drive. If you are auto-saving or creating SolidWorks backup files, this space can fill up quickly.

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