Searching those locales was one of the first things I tried. Although, I never thought to try Microsoft\Windows\Recent.
That folder was the only glimmer of hope . - I did find a file with the relevant filename with a promising MODIFIED date.
But, it was only a 1kb shortcut to the working file (which I save on my D drive).
This bug is murderous and I do believe it to be a bug so far. As I said, I had this before around April of 2017. Same situation, crashed for unknown reason. (This time around I believe I was doing something very simple like creating a rectangle).
It is very very very strange. The file in question (at D:\Sketchupping) shows as if I haven’t even opened the file since 2017. When the truth is, I’ve been working on it today (22nd). I have auto-pay kip enabled, and auto-save set to every 5minutes. I did not check the working folder before the error dialog box and subsequent error quitting of SketchUp so I cannot say for certain whether it was making an AutoSave file (as it should do), but it certainly isn’t there in the aftermath.
I cannot rule it out, but I will say I believe my hard disk is in physically ok condition.
I had this problem in 2017, though the thread is closed, I can’t remember what the technical feedback was.
I really don’t know if this is a bug in SketchUp, or whether it’s my windows in some way. For what it’s worth, this is a very recent (within 1mo) reinstall of windows 7.
The machine is old, I can say that. 2gb ram only, but the model was very simple. I had an imported JPG (8megapixel photo) ~4mb of a floorplan I’d taken a photo of. I was in the process of outline-tracing, and had nothing more complex than about 100 lines, no curves, all straight lines.
The headache of this whole affair is: of course that I’ve lost it. But b) because I’ve not been able to get access to the original digital plans from the architect. --so I had to resort to photographing a plan from above, A1 paper laid out on table. Resulting photo has some perspective imbalance where I was unable to get in the optimum overhead position with the camera.
So ideally I’d have just traced the outlines but I’ve had to draw measures lines instead. After this failure I don’t think I’m going down this same road again, I’m gonna try and get the original plans digitally.
The crash is still perplexing though.