- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg21682] Corrupted notebook
- From: jvera at adinet.com.uy
- Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 04:00:42 -0500 (EST)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
Dear members, A notebook of mine, containing painfully gathered work of mine, is now corrupted. I browsed through MathGroup archives and found Corruption.m . I successfully installed and ran it, using a command that started writing my file cell by cell to a new notebook, named Untitled-2. This process went on and on, for more than 12 hours. (Yes, I know, my processor is slow, with a fast one it would have been 3 or 4 hours). I went to bed and my PC went on working. In the morning I went directly to the machine, anxious to see my brand new corrected file. I only found the kernel opened. The 2 notebooks that were running (Untitled-1 performing the Corruption.m tasks, and Untitled-2) were now closed. What happened to the very long list of cells that were written to Untitled-2? Are they lost, or lying somewhere in the kernel? I am affraid to close it, since I could lose the information. I had seen postings in MathGroup about corrupted files, but, as it often happens, did not think it would occur to me. In my study fo related postings in MathGroup, I saw about an interesting way of doing a backup copy, by changing some kernel general setting that eliminates all of the outputs. I did not find out how does it work yet, though. I am really scared. Maybe I could get some help on the issue, as I have done previously. This list is very useful. I also would be glad to know of anything like an online support for Mathematica users, where one could solve emergencies like this one. The WRI pages where I got the Corruption.m application gave no tips about the way the package was going to work. Thank you very much. Julio Vera Alenar SA Uruguay Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ Before you buy.