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Re: Any ways to recover a broken file?

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  • Subject: [mg49700] Re: Any ways to recover a broken file?
  • From: Urijah Kaplan <uak at>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 07:43:10 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: University of Pennsylvania
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Try File->Open Special and the option Ignore File Outline Cache. That 
might help. Or you can open the notebook in a text editor and copy and 
paste the cells individually into mathematica, which can interpret it.

Wolfram has a page about recovering corrupted notebooks here

	--Urijah Kaplan

Toshiyuki (Toshi) Meshii wrote:
> Hello,
> I just found out that my Mathematica 5.1 notebook (size 40MB, WinXP) cannot
> be opened.
> Every time I try to open it, Mathematica is shut down.
> As you can guess from it's size, it has all the data I have been working
> with recently.
> Unfortunately, I have no backup file of it since the end of May.
> Does anyone know some way to recover or open the notebook?
> Toshi

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