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Re: Corrupted file

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  • Subject: [mg51474] Re: Corrupted file
  • From: "Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2004 02:55:47 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Uni Leipzig
  • References: <ckv8fu$i7o$>
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may be that the AuthorTools`NotebookRestore[] function can help you.


"Steve Gray" <stevebg at> schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
news:ckv8fu$i7o$1 at
>I executed a working notebook which had written several thousand
> lines of text output at the bottom of the notebook. When I saved it I
> accidentally answered Yes when it asked whether I wanted to save the
> changes. All the changes were the text output it had written, which
> I have already written to a different file, so I didn't need them.
> When I wanted to  open the same file, it said something about a format
> error at line 32868, and displayed a few characters it didn't like. I
> removed them with Mathematica but the file will not execute. Also it 
> displays
> in the pure text form so it's very hard to know where in the file that
> I recognize the error(s?) begin. I would like to restore in readable
> form the file up to the error(s) so I can reconstruct the rest of it,
> but I don't know if or how this is done. I can't  work with the file in
> the pure text form. I'd be grateful for any help.
> Steve Gray

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