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Cannot start a DWG drawing by double click in Explorer (2008).

A - answer AutoCAD 2008 doesn't start correctly a DWG file opened from a Windows file manager by doubleclick - it displays a message: "Windows cannot find '*.dwg'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search."

The problem is probably caused by a collision of the 2008-version launch program AcLauncher.exe and previous versions of AutoCAD. Either ignore the message (confirm by OK, AutoCAD opens the file), or associate the .DWG files directly with the AutoCAD 2008 application (acad.exe, acadlt.exe), or run (merge) the following .REG file, which fixes the wrong DWG associations in the Registry:

100% WinXP,Vista  CAD 
17.6.2007    12893x  
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See also:
Tip 10658:How to open a R/O DWG without the read-only warning?
Tip 9911:How to copy an AutoCAD DWG drawing into MS Word or other Office software?
Tip 9507:Easy selection of DWG backup files to restore.
Tip 8947:FATAL ERROR when launching Civil 2013 by double-click on a DWG.
Tip 8880:When opening a DWG file, AutoCAD opens also a second one - Drawing1.dwg

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