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Forum topic by MOJOE posted 641 days ago 560 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MOJOE

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641 days ago

I downloaded SketchUp today and all went well. When I try to open a SketchUp file someone else has linked, my cmputer tries to open it in Photoviewer, and it doesn’t work…...can someone tell me how to change the default program for opening these files? Sorry this isn’t really “woodworking”......

Thanks,
joe

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TheBoxStoreCraftsman

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#1 posted 641 days ago

Mojoe, you should be able to “right click” on the sketchup file then choose “open with” or “set default”

Hope this helps!

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pierce85

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#2 posted 641 days ago

Is the file association for that file .skp? Have you tried opening the file through SketchUp?

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JAAune

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#3 posted 641 days ago

Be aware that Sketchup creates .skp and .skb files. The .skp are automatically associated with Sketchup but the others aren’t. They are backup files that will open with Sketchup just like the .skp files but for some reason they aren’t automatically associated with the program.

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MOJOE

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#4 posted 641 days ago

Thanks Folks….....your help is much appreciated!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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Kreegan

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#5 posted 641 days ago

Go to Control Panel->Programs->Default Programs->Associate a file type or protocol with a specific program. Look for .skp and .skb and make sure they’re set to SketchUp.

Rich

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jaksun7

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#6 posted 641 days ago

seems i have a similar problem, when i try and open a saved file from sketchup8 i get a message saying”Adobe reader can not open file because its either not a supported file type or it has been damages.
any suggestons is appreciated and thanks for the help.
Eric

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MOJOE

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#7 posted 641 days ago

Kreegan…....that was the ticker my friend!!! Thanks Much!

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rustynails

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#8 posted 641 days ago

Eric, I get the same thing when I try to open files as well on my computer … Any help from anyone?

Thanks Richard

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