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C:\Autodesk

Ops, I did it again – it seems I emptied my C:\Autodesk folder without copying it before to my external hard drive. Why? As I ordered my DELL Precision 5520 (best choice ever! ♥) I had to choose between a second SSD or a better battery, so I went for only 1 TB SSD and I try to keep my disk clean (while enjoying a laptop that runs almost the whole day without charging!). The C:\Autodesk folder contains installation files and tends to get really big, especially if you have several products from the Autodesk AEC Collection running on your machine – and most of the time, you don’t need these installation packages again! Well, unless for a major update like the Revit 2019.2, which leads to the famous error message “The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable”.

It’s not a big deal if you have fast internet, you can just download the Revit installation package again – I always recommend using the “Download now” option in your Autodesk Account.

I wrote quite a while ago about the different locations Revit and other Autodesk software are using on your hard drive.

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Lejla Secerbegovic ist technikbegeisterte Architektin mit +10 Jahren Erfahrung in der Bauindustrie und Schwerpunkt in Digitalisierung und Building Information Modeling. Sie arbeitet seit 2015 als Technische Spezialistin für BIM bei Autodesk und schreibt regelmäßig auch auf dem offiziellen Autodesk BIM Blog. Schwerpunkte: BIM-Management und Standards, openBIM, visuelle Programmierung (Dynamo), Revit Certified Professional, VR/AR

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