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"no filter matiching this file"
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* February 22, 2011, 10:21:25 AM
I tried to open a file and got an error message saying the file couldn't be opened because there was "no matching filter for this file".  The original drawing was developed in TC V16.2 Pro, the version I am trying to open it with is V16.0 Pro.  What is a filter and could the difference in the verison numbers be the problem?

Thanks


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* February 22, 2011, 10:49:37 AM
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I tried to open a file and got an error message saying the file couldn't be opened because there was "no matching filter for this file".  The original drawing was developed in TC V16.2 Pro, the version I am trying to open it with is V16.0 Pro.  What is a filter and could the difference in the verison numbers be the problem?

Thanks



That's usually the problem when the "filter" error appears, but a file saved from 16.2 should be openable in 16.0. Look in TCad's BackUps folder for a file with the same name but with a .bak extension and try to open that. If no joy, can you post the file and see whether somebody here can open it?

Henry H

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* February 22, 2011, 01:03:03 PM
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OK.  Thanks. But I probably won't be able to try that until tonight or tomorrow.  In the meantime I'll attach the file anyway incase anyone gets inspired to look at it.  I did look at the file with notepad and the version number does appear near the end of the file.  If it makes any difference, I created the file at home and then saved it to a jump drive intending to print it out at work.  However, I saved it to the jump drive using "save as" while the file was open. So I'm not sure if something goof was happening there. I also don't remember if I closed the file before removing the jump drive. Had ten inches of snow here last night so too many things going through the old noodle at one time.

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* February 22, 2011, 01:13:56 PM
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Your file opened OK here, in V16.2.

If you moved the file to another folder and then tried to use the Most Recent Used link at the bottom of the File menu, that will generate a "no filter matching…" error. They use one error message to cover a variety of problems.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2011, 01:16:04 PM by John R »

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* February 22, 2011, 01:25:31 PM
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Here is a dwg.just in case you need to go portable.

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* February 22, 2011, 02:25:55 PM
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Thanks guys.  Looks like the version difference might be part of the problem.  My administrator will be upgrading my laptop to 16.2 on Thursday so I'll see if that works. :)

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* February 24, 2011, 12:27:08 PM
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In case anyone is interested, the upgrade to V16.2 Pro seems to have fixed the problem.  Thanks for the help along the way.  Love this forum.

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* February 24, 2011, 07:45:56 PM
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In case anyone is interested, the upgrade to V16.2 Pro seems to have fixed the problem.  Thanks for the help along the way.  Love this forum.

Glad you've got it fixed.

Henry H

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