Auto CAD

Posted on 2010-01-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Domain, Windows XP...The issue i am having is an ACAD 09  user in my network some how corrupted his application data for the acad program. What i would like to know is what is the easiest way to have auto cad rebuild his application data? I have tried coping a working users appdata and modifying the rights to the folder so my non working user can use it, no dice. I also tried add/remove programs repair to the program and that didn't work either. I am now wondering if i am going to have to completely remove the app and reinstall it. or should i drop the machine from the domain and try re adding it? Any help/thoughts would be great. Thanks in advance.
Question by:Mavriikk
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    The AutoCAD installer will not replace existing files, so a complete removal and reinstall is your best option.
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    Hello Mavriikk. Try fist recreating the user profile. Log as another user in the same computer and test AutoCAD. If it works then save the user profile to another location, delete and log the user again. Most applications store the application data at user profile level and when detect a new user profile they recreate that application data.
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    Great success! I am happy to report your idea worked like a champ. I don't know what i was thinking. I believe i my mind was burried way to deep into the issue and wasn't able to see the nose on my face. lol Hate when that happens. Thank you for pointing out the obvious that is what i was trying to get auto cad to do the entire time was to re-initalize for that profile. But just deleting the user was all i needed to do. lol


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