I’m a long time Sketchup Pro Version 8 user but I wanted to check out the latest version of Sketchup Pro 2021 so I started a trial. It worked fine but after trying it and figuring the whole subscription thing, mainly that if you don’t pay it stops working entirely, I decided it isn’t for me and uninstalled the program. Now when I try to open *.skp files by double clicking, the computer can no longer find the link needed to open the file. My Sketchup Pro Version 8 opens fine and then I can open *.skp files but I want to be able to open *.skp files directly from folders. How do I restore the links?
Right-click on a SketchUp file in a folder window. Select “open with…” from the menu, If SketchUp 8 is not listed, select “choose another app”, and navigate to the SketchUp 8 application file. Make sure the “always use this…” box is checked.
got it thanks
alternatively you can always install the desired version over an existent program installation again, settings and license will be kept.