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AutoCAD 2012 for Mac: Don't use a # sign as a folder name!

If you are using AutoCAD 2012 for the Mac OS 10.6.8 or 10.7.x, please do not use a # sign in the name of the folder.  If you save a file in such a folder, it willl delete files in that folder and potentially files cached in the history.

Please check out this video for reference:

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I would refrain from using any symbols in the folder path. i.e. @#$%&*  

To reproduce this problem, you need to also access multiple folders, open and save files in those folders and if and if one of those folders has a # sign it it, the other extra files in that folder will get deleted.

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I retested the scenario with the following 2 folder names on the desktop:

#2011
#2011 A3

When I tried to save a file in #2011, it deleted every file on the desktop!  I had to re-create the the folder #2011 A3 to reproduce the test and it deleted all the contents in #2011 and #2011 A3.   Both these folders had muiltiple .dwg files. 

NOTE:  If you and open the .dwg file, all files will get deleted regardless of type!

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We have alerted the AutoCAD Development team of the issue.

Thanks to Trang Vinh for discovering this issue.

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This is now fixed in AutoCAD for Mac 2012 SP 1 and in AutoCAD LT for Mac SP1.    The details are here:

http://withoutanet.typepad.com/without_a_net/2012/01/autocad-2012-for-mac-service-pack-1.html

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