Help, I have Syntax Errors in allmost all files
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- Subject: [mg14034] Help, I have Syntax Errors in allmost all files
- From: bcash at javanet.com (Bill)
- Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 14:12:12 -0400
- Organization: JavaNet Cafe
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
What misery has befallen me, whoa is me. I accidently deleted a
directory with quite a few notebooks in it. No problem I thought, just
get out the trusty Norton undelete program. It did work like a charm
and "recovered" all of my notebooks. My problem now is that over half
of the notebooks that I open have syntax errors in them.
The exact message that I get is "There was a syntax error in the file
being read. This indicates that the file has become corrupted, or was
generated incorrectly......." The next message that I get tells me
that there was a syntax error on line so and so and tells me that "the
error was a syntax error on line % Id in the file %s. The error was
%s." Is Mathematica telling me a specific error or referring to a
previous output? Sometimes the file opens with the affected part
highlighted. But I don't know the syntax well enough to spot an error.
I suspect that the recovery program probably inserted the same
character in all the files. I think that if I poke around in them a
bit I can find something common to all, but what to look for and more
importantly with what text editor? I have about 60 files that I would
like to recover. Any suggestions where I should start or what I ought
to be looking for?
Thanks for "listening" to me and even greater thanks for any help you
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