Restore Unsaved SketchUp File

I worked on a file for 5 days last week and forgot to save it. My computer restarted to do updates but I assumed sketch up auto saves at some point. I can’t find the file anywhere. Any suggestions on where to look?

You can check this:

Your profile says your OS is 64 bit. I’m guessing that you mean Windows, though you could mean Linux or macOS.

For the benefit of any Mac users who find this, here’s a nice trick you can do:

Select this text here:

~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2017/SketchUp/Autosave/

Right-click and choose Services/Open

The ~ part takes care of finding your user folder, and you should be shown the Autosave folder for SketchUp 2017. You may be surprised how many files are in there!

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No, you need to have saved for the backup file to start working. Autosave works on unsaved documents.

The exact name should be like “AutoSave_Untitled.skp”.

I’ll see if I can track down the equivalent location for Windows.

I tested in Windows 10, and my unsaved skp was saved as AutoSave_Untitled.skp in the folder that is set in Preferences/Files/Models.

Thanks! I’ll check there.

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