Corrupted skp files

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Corrupted skp files

Postby Sandy » Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:06 am

I have created a building in SketchUp6 (free version), having worked on it for several weeks. Just recently I have been unable to load the file. I am informed by the system that it is not a sketchup file. The file now has a .skb extension. I have changed the extension to .skp to see if that would allow it to load - it didn't. My system has not crashed or undergone any changes.
I have attempted, with no success, to find a solution on the internet. There was a site that advertised the repair of a wide variety of files, sketchup included. When contacting the site I was informed that they are not equipped to repair .skp files "at this time".
As a freshman to this forum I would appreciate any direction anyone could give me.

P: Sandy


Re: Corrupted skp files

Postby Ross Macintosh » Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:07 am

The .skb extension is a backup file created by SketchUp. Changing the extension to .skp is the way they are opened but unfortunately you say that didn't work. The good news is typically files don't just disappear so your original skp file is probably still on your drive somewhere. Try a search and see if you can find it. On a Windows machine you can search for *.skp and it will find all the .skp files regardless of their names. Hopefully you can track your file down and it will still be good. The other good news it is quite rare to have a .skp file get corrupted.

Regards, Ross

PS- Welcome to the forum Sandy!

Ross Macintosh 

Re: Corrupted skp files

Postby Maggy » Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:08 am

Rare indeed but it has happened to me and I've read some reports before. So I do keep backups of recent stages of my work.

P: Maggy


Re: Corrupted skp files

Postby pmiller » Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:08 am

Indeed a rare occurance with SU. Suggest in the future you take advantage of the "save a copy as" feature of SU. It makes copy with a numerical extension (eg. 01) and keeps you working in the original file. Make a keyboard shortcut to save time.


Re: Corrupted skp files

Postby not registered yet » Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:09 am

This may help with the .skb file that wont open...I did a save as on a .skb and changed the extension to .skp...then saved...It opened.

P: Insipidus

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