Dialog box is not displayed while using open and save command in AutoCAD
Many users find it strange while opening and saving files, they are not able to display the usual dialog box, and instead they are prompted to manually enter the full file path and name of the drawing.
The solution is “FILEDIA” system variable.
Type, “FILEDIA” at the AutoCAD command prompt.
Check the default value, it is “0”; change it to “1”.
- 0 – Does not display dialog boxes.
- 1 – Displays dialog boxes.
Many users would like to know what would have gone wrong while working. In most of the cases when a file crashes during closing, or when AutoCAD runs in to error message and closes, the “FILEDIA” system variable tends to reset the value.
Figure 1. Showing command prompt area where dialog box is not displayed.