.CUIX File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .CUIX file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

CUIX File Recovery

What is a .CUIX file?

Custom workspace file created by the Custom User Interface (CUI) Editor component of AutoCAD; stores window and palette settings as well as toolbar and menu configurations; may also include custom images; used for loading full or partial custom workspace layouts during a drawing session.

What Are Common Causes of ".CUIX" Files Lost or Failure?

There can be several common causes for ".CUIX" files (AutoCAD custom user interface files) to be lost or fail:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete the ".CUIX" file while cleaning up their computer or organizing files, leading to its loss.
  2. Software or system crashes: If AutoCAD or the operating system crashes while the ".CUIX" file is open or being modified, it can get corrupted or lost.
  3. Improper handling: Improper handling of the ".CUIX" file, such as forceful shutdowns or abrupt system restarts, can cause file corruption or failure.
  4. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and corrupt files on a computer, including ".CUIX" files, leading to their loss or failure.
  5. File system errors: Issues with the file system, such as disk errors or bad sectors on the storage device, can result in the loss or corruption of ".CUIX" files.
  6. Software updates or installations: Sometimes, updating or installing new software, including AutoCAD updates, can interfere with existing files, leading to the loss or failure of ".CUIX" files.
  7. File transfer errors: Errors during file transfer, such as interruptions or network issues, can cause ".CUIX" files to be lost or corrupted.
  8. Hardware failures: Hardware failures, such as hard drive crashes or storage device malfunctions, can result in the loss or corruption of ".CUIX" files.

To prevent the loss or failure of ".CUIX" files, it is recommended to regularly back up important files, use reliable antivirus software, handle files carefully, and maintain a stable and secure computing environment.

How to recover lost ".CUIX" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".CUIX" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".CUIX" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".CUIX" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".CUIX" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".CUIX" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".CUIX" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo autoCAD Custom User Interface File image file file?

Programs that open ".CUIX" files

Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 Autodesk AutoCAD 2020

Additional Information

  • File type: AutoCAD Custom User Interface File

  • File extension: .CUIX

  • Developer: Autodesk

  • Category: Settings Files

  • Format: Text


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

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Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • How can I open a .CUIX file and what programs or tools are required to access its contents?

    To open a .CUIX file, you need a program or tool that supports Autodesk's customization files. The primary software required is Autodesk AutoCAD, a popular computer-aided design (CAD) program.

    Here's how you can open a .CUIX file using AutoCAD:

    1. Launch AutoCAD on your computer.
    2. Go to the "Manage" tab in the ribbon interface.
    3. Click on the "Customization" panel to expand it.
    4. In the "Customizations In All CUI Files" section, click on the "Customize User Interface" button. This action will open the Customize User Interface (CUI) editor.
    5. In the CUI editor, click on the "Open Customization File" icon (a yellow folder) in the toolbar or go to File > Open.
    6. Browse your computer's directories to locate the .CUIX file you want to open.
    7. Select the .CUIX file and click on the "Open" button.

    Once you open the .CUIX file in AutoCAD's CUI editor, you can access and modify its contents, including toolbars, menus, ribbon panels, commands, and other interface elements.

    Please note that Autodesk AutoCAD is a commercial software, and you may need a valid license to use it.

  • Are there any specific steps or procedures to follow when opening a .CUIX file, and are there any potential compatibility issues to be aware of?

    To open a .CUIX file, you need to follow these steps:

    1. Open AutoCAD.
    2. Go to the "Manage" tab in the ribbon.
    3. Click on "Customization" in the "Customizations" panel.
    4. Select "Customize User Interface" from the drop-down menu.
    5. In the "Customize User Interface" dialog box, click on the "Transfer" tab.
    6. Click on the "Open Customization File" button.
    7. Locate and select the .CUIX file you want to open.
    8. Click on the "Open" button.

    After following these steps, the .CUIX file will open, and you can modify or view its contents in the "Customize User Interface" dialog box.

    When opening a .CUIX file, there can be potential compatibility issues to be aware of. These issues may arise if you are trying to open a .CUIX file created in a newer version of AutoCAD with an older version. In this case, some customizations or features may not be compatible or may not function correctly.

    It is always recommended to use the same or a newer version of AutoCAD to open .CUIX files to ensure compatibility and to have access to all the features and customizations included in the file.

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