"Unexpected file format"

I cant open up my sketch up and backup is pretty far behind. Any way to fix and open my original file??

Floorplan - Shortcut.zip (395 Bytes)

Once in a while @colin is able to recover components that might be included in the model.

Unfortunately it’s unlikely he’ll be able to recover anything from a zip file containing a shortcut. Try uploading the .skp file.

the file says its too big to upload

Upload it to Drop Box and share the link.


Same error!! Urgent help required @colin , submission in less than 24 hours!!!

I couldn’t recover anything in the scene. I recovered components and materials. It looks like you had only collected together a number of dynamic components. If you don’t have any recent copies of the file, you may need to rebuild the scene from the components.

Here’s the recovered file:


Hi its a empty file? Can you tell me how I can access the recovered components?

I explained, I can’t recover things in the scene. To see what components are recovered, open the Components tray. To see what materials are recovered, open the Materials tray.

Yes my bad! Thank you for your help and swift response! Really appreciated :slight_smile:

I’m having a very similiar situation with this file… I’ve tried everything I could think of… Dropbox - kitchen.skp - Simplify your life

As usual, I recovered the materials and components, but nothing in the scene:

■■■■… that’s unfortunate. I appreciate your effort, Colin. Thank you.