How To Recover Unsaved Bluebeam Files?

Donald Magee
Data Recovery Expert at - TechNab

Donald Magee is a data recovery expert. He has been in this field for more than a decade. There is simply nothing he doesn’t know...Read more

Have you ever lost your important PDF files from Bluebeam Revu? I bet you have! So, now comes the million-dollar question, “What can you do to recover these files?”

Well, not to worry, today we’ll share how to recover unsaved Bluebeam files and get your job done in no time!

To start, Bluebeam is a particular software tool that lets you organize, edit and manage PDF files. Any sudden malfunction or disappearance of your files in this software can lead to a great loss. And we know you really don’t want this mishap to take place.

So, through this blog, we’ll be telling you all the nuts and bolts of how you can retrieve your Bluebeam files in a flash!

How to Recover Bluebeam Files? A Complete Guide

There could be various reasons for a Bluebeam PDF file getting lost or corrupted. Whatever the issue or the reason, the methods you’ll know now will be super effective in recovering these files.

How To Recover Unsaved Bluebeam Files

So, below are the top 4 methods that’ll be your lifeline in recovering back your important files.

1. Recovering Files From The Recycle Bin

For an accidentally deleted file, the recycle bin is the first place you should check-in. When a file is deleted, it’s not yet permanently gone. Rather, it was transferred to the recycle bin.

Unless you command the action Shift+Delete, the PDF files will be safe and sound in the recycle bin for a specific period. Here are the steps that you need to follow to recover deleted PDF files from the recycle bin of Bluebeam:

Step-1: On your desktop, double-click on the recycle bin icon.

On your desktop, double-click on the recycle bin icon

Step-2: Find out the deleted file you’re looking for (simply scroll through and you’ll get your files)

scroll through and you’ll get your files

Step-3: Right-click on the specific file.

Step-4: On the pop-up menu, select Restore.

On the pop-up menu, select Restore

Step-5: The file will be restored back to the original location where it was before getting erased.

2. Recover Files From Bluebeam Unsaved Changes

If the PDF file has been deleted or erased accidentally before any last saves were made, the Bluebeam Revu system has a method to store it. This system has the unsaved changes made to the PDF file in the archive.

You can easily recover the PDF file with its unsaved changes from the Recovery system. Here are the steps that you can follow to recover your files:

Step-1: A pop-up box with the “Recover Unsaved Changes” option will appear before you once you try accessing the files.

Recover Unsaved Changes

once you try accessing the files

Step-2: Specific documents with detailed information will be listed below.

Step-3: Select the pdf files you want to restore from there.

Step-4: Click Ok to retrieve them.

Step-5: The pdf files will be restored once again at the same address, along with their previous unsaved changes.

3. Clear the Cache of Recovery Files

Sometimes, Bluebeam Revu might freeze and cause issues because of the recovery system. This might occur every time you try to remove or restore a file. The cause of this might be a specific file inside the program.

This malfunction restrains you from recovering unsaved changes in the system. Often, clearing the cache of the files inside the Recovery system gets rid of this issue. Follow the steps below to recover the files:

  • Step-1: Close the Bluebeam Revu program completely first.
  • Step-2: In the File Explorer search bar, paste the following link: %localappdata%\Bluebeam\Revu\20\Recovery
  • Step-3: Go to the Recovery folder.
  • Step-4: Select all contents inside the recovery folder.
  • Step-5: Delete them.
  • Step-6: Relaunch the Bluebeam Revu program again.
  • Step-7: Upon opening the program, you can recover unsaved changes again and restore the pdf files.

4. Recover Files With A Data Recovery Expert

Another good method to recover files in Bluebeam is to use data recovery software. There are several data recovery softwares available that are dependable and effective.

There is softwares such as iMyFone D-Back Hard Drive Recovery Expert and Disk Drill Data Recovery Expert to recover files. These softwares are very compatible, user-friendly, and reliable for recovering the pdf files on your Bluebeam Revu program.

  • Step-1: Download and launch the data recovery expert of your choice.
  • Step-2: Select the location where your Bluebeam files are saved.
  • Step-3: Scan the selected location.
  • Step-4: After the scan is completed, you will get access to the Bluebeam pdf files.
  • Step-5: Find the files you want to recover.
  • Step-6: Click on the Recover button.
  • Step-7: Store the files somewhere you want to.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here we’ve answered some of the most common questions that arise among many users.

How To Autosave Bluebeam Files?

In order to autosave Bluebeam files, navigate to the Bluebeam program. Open the preferences and click on the documents you want to autosave. Enable the Document Recovery option to autosave those files.

Where Are Bluebeam Recovery Files Saved?

The Bluebeam recovery files are saved in a folder named %TEMP%\Bluebeam Software\Revu\. It saves the files in the main folder once it’s installed. If Bluebeam closes unexpectedly, this folder allows the files to be recovered.

How Do I Recover A Deleted File In Bluebeam?

Select the session of the file you want to recover. Find the documents and restore them by clicking the Recover option. Once you log into Revu, the file will be active once again under Documents.

Bottom Line

Now it must be clear to you that several options are available to recover your PDF files on Bluebeam Revu. Whether you delete any files by mistake or accidentally, any of these methods can be your savior and fix your problem.

After recovering your most urgent PDF files, ensure they are well protected for the future. Always keep the backup of your device on and update the proper antivirus at the right time. Some prevention and safety measures like this can really save you a lot of hassle.

Donald MageeData Recovery Expert at - TechNab

Donald Magee is a data recovery expert. He has been in this field for more than a decade. There is simply nothing he doesn’t know about the data recovery process. He worked for three renowned data recovery firms as a part of the technical support team in his professional career, and now he is operating his own firm.

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