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AutoCAD: Customization file load failed.

A - answer AutoCAD reports an error on launching:

Customization file load failed. File not found

or (German):

Laden der Anpassungsdatei fehlgeschlagen. Datei nicht gefunden

and after confirming it, AutoCAD opens without any menu/ribbon.

Either the CUI/CUIX file ACAD.CUIX is missing in the folder (e.g.) C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2017\R21.0\enu\Support\ or your user profile is damaged (or AutoCAD runs in an emulated mode, e.g. Citrix). In this case it may be neccessary to re-create the profile or reset it.

In the Windows menu Start, in the AutoCAD folder, click on "Reset settings to default".

If it doesn't help, try to delete the profile information, the secondary installer will later re-create it automatically:

  • In the Windows Registry, delete (backup first) the key to your AutoCAD version - e.g. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R21.0
  • Delete (rather rename) the application settings folder - e.g. C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2017\R21.0
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 13273:Missing options when importing STEP files into Inventor.
Tip 12598:Unreadable system dialogs in Inventor (symbols, japanese, arabic)
Tip 3703:My AutoCAD DesignCenter (or other) window is lost (off-screen).
Tip 2311:How to to use double-click to open DWGs in a single AutoCAD session?

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