This doesn't appear to be a sketch up model

The original skp and .skb files got deleted from my laptop. had to recover them using a software. The file size is the same but does not open.
other files are working fine.
it says “this does’nt appear to be a sketch up model.”

there are like 10 files from the folder that got deleted.
I have attached 2 sample files from the lot.

things i tried.

  1. change .skb to .skp
  2. tried to upload to ware house but it displays the same message does not upload.

any suggestions as to what to do next?

trial.skp (7.0 MB)
AutoSave_AutoSave_AutoSave_AutoSave_ad 4 landscape.skp (9.2 MB)

What version of SketchUp are you using? Your profile says SketchUp Free (web) 2018 which isn’t possible. If you are using SketchUp Web (free) you should be able to open it from your Trimble Connect account.

The files were created using sketch up pro 2018 like few months back. laptop issues. now currently I am using the web version.

I’m guessing you’ll need to start over. When I open your file in Notepad there’s nothing displayed.
Screenshot - 12_10_2021 , 9_05_51 AM

A viable SketchUp model opens in Notepad looking like this starting with the text "SketchUp Model and the SketchUp version number.
Screenshot - 12_10_2021 , 9_05_10 AM

thanks for replying. Let me start over :sweat_smile:

Looking at the files I may not have been able to do much with them anyway. Also, it’s too late for this tip for you, but I will mention it for anyone else who drops by:

In older versions of SketchUp the autosave file name would start with ‘AutoSave’. If you had to use the auto save file it would be a good idea to do a Save As, and give the file a fresh name. If the file name is AutoSave_AutoSave_AutoSave_AutoSave_ad 4 landscape.skp, that shows that the file had crashing issues at least four times, and each time the auto save file was opened and worked on for a while, leading to a new auto save file name with AutoSave_AutoSave at the start. It becomes harder to know whether the file really is an auto save file, and not your current working file.