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Re: Any ways to recover a broken file?

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  • Subject: [mg49699] Re: [mg49685] Any ways to recover a broken file?
  • From: Selwyn Hollis <sh2.7183 at>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 07:43:08 -0400 (EDT)
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The same thing happened to me recently, and I solved it by deleting the 
cache data from the file. Here's how: Open the file with a text editor. 
Then delete the CacheID line that appears near the top. Then scroll 
down to where the cached data begins (near the end) and delete 
everything starting there. Save the file and try to open it with 

Hope that helps,
Selwyn Hollis
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On Jul 27, 2004, at 7:01 AM, 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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