Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

File wont save

File wont save

File wont save

I have a problem with my project that Ive written in Mathcad.
Yesterday I saved the file and turned off MC and my Computer off.
Today I opened the file in Mathcad, but now every time I try to save the file it crashes.
I tried copying the whole content of the file to another worksheet and then saving, but same thing.
What couses this, how to fix it?

RE: File wont save


I have had the same issue with MathCad crashing when trying to save files. After a lot of reading i found out that the MathCad Autosave folder from time to time fills up with to many files. I therefore once every week delete the content of the folder and now i do not have this issue anymore.

I use Win7 / MathCad 15 and the folder position should be under C:\User\"UserName"\AppData\Roaming\Mathsoft\MathCad\14/Autosave.

I delete the content in that folder. Since the position of the folder is in "Hidden foldes" it is a bit annoying to locate the folder because you have to activate "Show hidden foldes" under Folder Options. i have therefore made a batch file located on my desktop. I run this *.bat file once every week and now i do not have any issues saving files anymore. It has now been working for about 6 months time and i have not experienced any other issues what so ever by deleting the folder.

Best Regards

RE: File wont save

It worked like a charm!
Thanx a lot! smile

RE: File wont save

Interestingly, my Autosave folder is empty. Perhaps there is some way to make Mathcad empty it automatically?


The Help for this program was created in Windows Help format, which depends on a feature that isn't included in this version of Windows.

RE: File wont save


my first question would be: Is the Autosave option ticked under Tools -> Preferences -> Save? If not, then i would also not expect MathCad to use the folder smile.
I have mine set for Autosave every 30 min, and this fills up the Autosave folder with "bad" files from time to time. This is why i delete the folder as well from time to time.
T get back to your question i have not been able to find any settings within MathCad that will clear the folder. Would be very nice thou if MathCad was self-monitoring in this way.

Best Regards

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close