I recently had an employee whose AutoCAD was playing up. Clicking file open didn’t load the usual windows file browser, the command was asking you to type the file name you wanted, not exactly the most productive way to open a file.
Fortunately there is a very quick and simple fix, you just need to change the filedia flag from 0 to 1.
To do that press escape so you are back at the normal command prompt in AutoCAD and then type:
filedia (when you press space afterwards it should prompt you with “Enter new value for FILEDIA <0>:)
then type the number “1” and hit <return>
That should be it, when you go to file open, the file browser should now show again.
I’m not sure why this happened, my employee came to me with this problem and they definitely hadn’t entered filedia in the command prompt before and then 0 to turn it off so it must have been from an earlier crash or system fault?
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17 Replies to “AutoCAD open file doesn’t show browser when opening a file [FIX]”
Thank you Hero!
thank you very much. it solve my problem. i also donot know how it comes and it did annoy me for last few days. thank you again. eileen
Thank you.. needed that
I had same problem. Thank you.
You saved my day! I also do not understand how this problem occurred!
Many thanks – tried everything but never thought of ‘filedia’
Awesome !!! this took less than 5 seconds
You’re the real MVP! Thanks!
Solve my problem.
I love you! thanx a lot!
thanks! I used this on Draftsight 2016 as I had the same problem. You have to press y or n to display the file dialogs.
I had this problem, thanks a lot
I had the same problem.
It started when I tried to load a lisp.
o thanks so much, i didnt know how to fix it. i tried lookin in every customization field…
Awsome had the same issue, thanks this solved it
This was a huge a help. Changed during a crash and I was baffled.
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