Where do sketchup autosave files go?

3 October, 2021 Jose Grisby 4

Answers (4):

    9 October, 2021

    Where a sketchup autosave files go is a good question. SketchUp will usually place them in an "SketchUp 2013-2016" folder, also called the "Libraries" folder, inside of your Documents folder. What does this mean? In short, not much since they can get moved to other folders on your computer for backup purposes or get deleted without you knowing it if SketchUp crashes and closes unexpectedly. Sometimes if you have multiple programs open at one time it may crash depending on which program closes first - there's nothing wrong with that but sometimes nobody knows why so we just call it a crash.

    9 October, 2021

    SketchUp autosave files are stored in the Roaming User Folder, which is usually "C:UsersAppDataRoaming". Under Windows 10, this folder is hidden by default. To unhide it, create a shortcut of RoamingUsersFolder on your desktop or taskbar then move this shortcut to your Explorer window sidebar. The downside of this technique is that you'll have to enable file extensions in order to see what's inside these folders when browsing them with Explorer. One trick I've learned for checking if there's a sketchup autosave in one of these directories is pressing [Ctrl] [F] and entering "" into the find box (i.e., .

    9 October, 2021

    The autosave files for SketchUp are saved in the "Windows" folder on your C drive, within a folder called "My Documents". This is where you'll find them if they've not been deleted or corrupted. These autosave files will have both (.skp) and (.ply) extentiones. When you open one of these files with SketchUp, it's important to save the file again since the unsaved .skp file may be corrupt. If none of these folders exist in this location or there are no autosaves when trying to open Sketchupskp file then it could be that SPU is not installed properly which can happen with an incomplete installation if the computer has ever had problems before.

    9 October, 2021

    Every time SketchUp saves, it's actually creating another copy of the document. For example, if you create a sketchup model and then save that document twice, there will be three copies made by SketchUp. SketchUp does make backups automatically for you! When SketchUp automatically saves your work every 10 minutes or so during editing sessions, this is called "auto-save." You'll find these saved versions in the same folder as the original file with an "autosave-" prefix on them--like "Aiiiese_sketchup-1.skp" or something similar. It doesn't override or replace other files--it makes new ones instead.