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Re: saving notebook files

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  • Subject: [mg24209] Re: saving notebook files
  • From: dkeith at
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 01:57:36 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <8je8i6$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

In article <8je8i6$j6c at>,
  Felix Farkas <farkas at> wrote:
> hi,
> i do have a pretty annoying problem.
> I can not open the notebook files which i have edited some previous
> ago.
> Looking in the notebook file with a simple editor i see that
> there are some characters missing.

This sounds like the corrupt notebook problem. Here's something I got
from Wolfram:


This email is in regards to the corruption problems you were
experiencing recently. A new front end update has become available that
minimizes any possible corruption.

Please try downloading the following Mathematica front end patch.

This patch replaces the following executable on your hard disk.

C:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\4.0

Because you currently are running Mathematica 4.0.1, please follow the
following instructions at this time.

Please also download the following additional resources.

These .tr files replace the following files on your hard disk.

C:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\4.0

C:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\4.0

Once the patch is in place and you have downloaded the additional
resources, please follow these instructions.

 1) Open the Option Inspector
 2) Set the scope to Global
 3) Search for SafeFileOpen
 4) Set the SafeFileOpen option to IgnoreCache
 5) Click the Apply button
 6) Close the Option Inspector

By installing this patch and the additional resources, corruption
should be minimized. Although I cannot guarantee that corruption will
never happen again, this patch should drastically reduce your run-ins
with corrupted notebooks.

If you have any questions, please let me know.


Kaliph Hayes
Technical Support
Wolfram Research, Inc.
support at

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