"this does not appear to be a SketchUp model!"

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3D Model.skp (12.9 MB)
I need help! I accidently factory reset my windows and deleted all my files, I manage to retrieve some file using a third party software but there are some skp. files I can’t open_ I keep getting errors saying “this does not appear to be a SketchUp model!” and bug splat. Can some one help me on this or at least with this file to be fix.


Tried to open it with SUP 2022 but it also said not a SU model and then closed.

Are you using SketchUp for Schools, which is web based, or SketchUp Pro? If the latter, check to see if the .skb version of the file can be opened. Also please make sure your forum profile is correct.

It looks like your .skp file is full of zeroes. I compressed your file into a zip file and the resulting file size is less than 1% of the .skp file. If it was a good file zipping it would reduce the file size to about 99 or maybe 98% of the .skp. Not much compression for a viable Sketchup model.

The file is full of zeros. If you zip compress the file you will see it comes down to 13,766 bytes. As Dave pointed out.