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Re: Re: Corrupted file

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  • Subject: [mg51500] Re: [mg51483] Re: Corrupted file
  • From: "Blimbaum, Jerry AA R22" <jerry.blimbaum at>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 01:21:20 -0400 (EDT)
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I don't ever recall seeing any kind of explanation either from Mathgroup
or Wolfram why files 'corrupt'.  I have used Wolfram's suggestions on it
but I have never gotten back the file I had to begin with....just some
kind of a copy of it that is useable but far from what I really
wanted... One thing that I have done to avoid this problem is the
following: the file as is , i.e. with outputs, etc...

....close the file it...

....if it re-opens with no problem, then I delete all output and re-save
it as a *_BUP.nb file

Since I've done this I havent had any problems....however, I don't know
if this is just luck or actually has technical merit' assumption is
that a file with many output cells has  a greater chance of

Jerry blimbaum

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Gray [mailto:stevebg at] 
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg51500] [mg51483] Re: Corrupted file

I should have first looked up "corrupt file" in the Mathematica archive,
which gives directions for loading a corrupted file. I did what it said,
which did not quite work, but modifying the procedure gave me a version
of my notebook. That version will not execute, but at least it's in
readable form, and I can see what new features it has and even
copy/paste sections from it into a new notebook.  If anyone wants
details, e-mail me or say so here and I will redo the process. Thanks in
advance to anyone who responds.

Steve Gray

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