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Can not access my file now..... any ideas

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So I am doing some ray traces.  Finished one,  saved and closed.  Before the next one has a chance to start,  CA crashes.  I go to reopen file,  and you will see the message below.  How do I access my file?  Thank  you.

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I've had data loss with dropbox.  It might be good to take your working files into "documents" and then return them to dropbox when your finished.

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We have heard of users getting locked files in dropbox when they access them from two computers. In most cases you can copy the file to get it open.

 

Dropbox is a synchronization service not a backu service so it's possible to loose data. I believe the pro version has a rollback feature that keeps older verisons of your files.

 

I would not work directly in the dropbox folder. I think Bill's method is preferable.

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I have never trusted dropbox and I have to use it everyday. I have seen problems with saving and sometimes it creates "conflicted files" when saving due to having 5 computers linked to the same dropbox.

 

As far as Scott's error message, generally, if you close Chief and Windows Explorer (if open), and then try opening again, it will. I sometimes think it's a Windows thing with that error message. Oh, When closing a file from with-in the dropbox, be sure the dropbox has finished updating. You'll see the dropbox icon spinning when it's updating.

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