This is regarding Sketchup Pro 2018;
Wondering if there’s a way to control where autosave files and “.skb” (backup) files go when using Sketchup. Folders get quite overpopulated, and we constantly have to go in and put these excess files in an archive folder to remain organized. I’m wondering if there’s a workaround to prevent multiple files from autosaving or creating backups in the same original file location. For example, with CAD if there is a recovery file it gets saved to the C drive (in a Temp folder) to access if required. This would be amazing and save time down the line.
Well, FWIW in v2019+, they did move the recovered files to a special folder in the %LocalAppData% path.
I just checked the two preferences json files (for SU2018) and find no path setting for backups.
In 19.3 and 2020, autosave (aka, recovered) files are stored in the following locations.
~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 20xx/working/SKETCHUP/RecoveredFiles