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Re: Re: Re: Corrupted file

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg51531] Re: [mg51500] Re: [mg51483] Re: Corrupted file
  • From: DrBob <drbob at bigfoot.com>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 22:20:52 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200410200521.BAA08459@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: drbob at bigfoot.com
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I listed a few countermeasures at:

http://groups.google.com/groups?q=Corrupted+Files&hl=en&lr=&group=comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica&safe=off&selm=bb4vj9%2447v%241%40smc.vnet.net&rnum=2

(Search for Corrupted Files in the subject.)

I haven't had a corrupted file in more than a year, and I'm not sure how current the above advice is.

Bobby

On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 01:21:20 -0400 (EDT), Blimbaum, Jerry AA R22 <jerry.blimbaum at navy.mil> wrote:

> Steve...
>
> 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:
>
> ...save the file as is , i.e. with outputs, etc...
>
> ....close the file
>
> .....re-open 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'...my assumption is
> that a file with many output cells has  a greater chance of
> 'corrupting'...
>
> Jerry blimbaum
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Gray [mailto:stevebg at adelphia.net]
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Subject: [mg51531] [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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