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Simulation data missing

    • Michaela Maintz

      Dear forum members, 

      my simulation (Mechanical workbench) seems to have crashed overnight and the simulation_files and simulation_files.backup somehow disappeared from my SSD. I went to restore the data with the Recuva software, and most data was found and restored back to the original file format. I still cannot open the files though and I suspect they are corrupt. I am mainly interested in the settings I have used for the simulations, less the results, because I can run the simulations again, if necessary. Can anyone help me out reading these files?

      Many thanks,


    • Sampat Kumar
      Ansys Employee

      Hi Michaela,
      Please follow the following link that will help you to recover the corrupt file, and please let me know if you are able to open it or not.



    • Michaela Maintz

      Dear Sampat, 

      I could find these files and I tried it the way described on the websites and I receive this error message though: 

      “Import of legacy database failed.”

      Maybe you know another way to open the file?

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