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File wont save

File wont save

File wont save

(OP)
Hi!
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

Hi!

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

(OP)
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?

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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

Hi

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

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