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Re: Corrupted Files

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg35254] Re: Corrupted Files
  • From: "Allan Hayes" <hay at haystack.demon.co.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2002 02:18:53 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <afuh2d$rsn$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Bobby,
Setting  ShortBoxForm ->False in the option inspector with Global scope is
reputed to give a more robust behaviour.

In addtion, I use the utility FlashBack from AladdinSystems to save versions
of notebooks.

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Allan

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"DrBob" <majort at cox-internet.com> wrote in message
news:afuh2d$rsn$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> As I'm editing the file, I get a Beep and a message saying, "There
> appears to be an error in the file named below.  You should close it
> without saving, then use the Open Special command to open it using the
> Ignore File Outline Cache option.  File name: ..."
>
> When I follow those instructions, I get an error message (at Open
> Special) saying "There was a syntax error in the file being read.  This
> indicates that the file has become corrupted, or was generated
> incorrectly.  If you click OK, the file will be opened as a plain text
> file, with the position of the syntax error selected.  If you are able
> to fix the error, save the file and open it again."
>
> The file format isn't documented (so far as I know), so there's
> basically no hope of fixing the error.  I've seen the file format enough
> times to have a clue or two, but that's it.  Anyway, I've never
> successfully rescued a file from this.
>
> I used to have this problem once a week or so in version 4.0, but never
> in 4.1 except once when opening a file from 4.0 days that may have been
> corrupted then.  I've had this problem twice, maybe three times already
> today, in about three hours total work with the new version.
>
> I'm running Windows XP Home.  The old problems with 4.0 were under
> Windows 2000, but I've used 4.1 under both operating systems without
> problems.
>
> Bobby Treat
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steven M. Christensen [mailto:steve at smc.vnet.net]
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Subject: [mg35254] Re: Corrupted Files
>
> This is very vague - corrupt how?  On what sort of system running
> what OS?  How does it appear?
>
> Steve Christensen
> Moderator
>
> > From majort at cox-internet.com Wed Jul  3 00:00:46 2002
> > From: "DrBob" <majort at cox-internet.com>
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> > Subject: [mg35254] Corrupted Files
> > Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 22:54:57 -0500
> >
> > Danger, Will Robinson, danger, danger!
> >
> > Don't start depending on version 4.2 yet -- it corrupts files.
> Version
> > 4.0 was bad about that, but not THIS bad.
> >
> > Version 4.1 was almost entirely innocent of that particular problem.
> >
> > I'll be uninstalling this thing immediately.
> >
> > Bobby
> >
> >
> > Dr. Bobby Treat
> > Survey Sampling: http://www.bus.utexas.edu/courses/msis/sta376/
> > OR Models: http://www.me.utexas.edu/~treatb/
> > Austin INFORMS: http://www.me.utexas.edu/~informs/
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>




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