I can't open file - message is, This does not appear to be a sketchup model

how to fix this problem its appear to be This does not appear to be sketchup model

First, what version of SketchUp are you really using? There is no Free Plan 2024 as you put in your forum profile. What operating system? 2024 is not an operating system. Please correct your forum profile.

Second, share the .skp file so we can see what you are working with and maybe help you.

Please answer my questions about SketchUp version and operating system. Are you using a cracked version of SketchUp?

Where have you been saving these files? Did you have to use some recovery application on VV WC.skp and VV WIC.skp? They don’t even have the correct SketchUp file header and they contain a lot of zeroes. Not recoverable.

On the other hand MORE NEW EXTERIOR.skp opened fine. There’s a lot of incorrect tag usage.
Screenshot - 5_10_2024 , 1_03_59 PM
Also unused stuff to purge.
Screenshot - 5_10_2024 , 1_04_44 PM
You should also correct the exposed back faces. There should be no visible blue back faces in the model.

If you are using SketchUp 2024 Pro you should be able to open this file with no trouble.

i dont know if it is cracked version because i work on my friend pc, so if its cracked version i can open on the authentic 2024 version right? or it is the way i can open it. i will ask my friend about it

its 2024 version running on window 11

The ones that are corrupted won’t open at all. If you can’t open the other one, using an “authentic” version should work. Get a subscription from sketchup.com Don’t rely on a “friend” who might be using a cracked version.

Fix your forum profile.

thanks for ur help i will try!

one more question did u use authentic 2024 version? it can open?

Yes! I don’t use cracked software. Cracking software is piracy and theft which I do not condone.


dave i try authentic trial of 2024 sketchup still cant be open how to fix this?

Which file are you trying to open?


I already told, you those files are corrupted and can’t be opened.

For the third time, fix your forum profile.

so no chance to recovery? :frowning:

No. As I told you, they don’t have the right data at the beginning and there’s a lot of zeroes instead of real SketchUp data.