Opening Auto-Recovered Documents

You can open an auto-recovered document from the Task Pane. You can then delete it, save it by replacing the original file, or save it by creating a new file.

When you start SOLIDWORKS after the system has terminated unexpectedly, any available auto-recovered documents are listed under Document Recovery on the SOLIDWORKS Recovery tab of the Task Pane.

To open an auto-recovered document:

Double-click the document in the Document Recovery list, or right-click the document and click Open.
You can then save the document either by using Save to replace the original file or by using Save As to create a new file.
To delete an auto-recovered document, right-click the document and click Delete.