How to stop AutoCAD from performing a mass recall of placeholders

Article:TECH55180  |  Created: 2007-01-31  |  Updated: 2014-07-29  |  Article URL
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When AutoCAD files are archived on Windows, NetApp, and Celerra with Enterprise Vault File System Archiving (FSA), by default AutoCAD will perform a mass-recall of all AutoCAD files within a directory. This can occur both within the AutoCAD application, or by browsing a folder from Windows Explorer on machines with AutoCAD installed.


To prevent mass-recall of all AutoCAD files within a directory behavior:

1. Open the Start Menu and identify the location of the AutoCAD application.

2. Right-click the AutoCAD icon.

3. Un-check enable/disable digital signature special icons.

Note: This has been tested with AutoCAD 2006 and AutoCAD 2011

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