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Re: Re: file corrupted

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  • Subject: [mg55738] Re: [mg55714] Re: file corrupted
  • From: DrBob <drbob at>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 03:20:59 -0400 (EDT)
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I recently lost quite a bit of work to corruption of a notebook, too. It had been a year or so since that happened, but that's small consolation when it does!


On Mon, 4 Apr 2005 00:59:19 -0400 (EDT), Helen Read <hpr at> wrote:

> reiro wrote:
>> Something happened to my computer when I was using mathematica. The info
>> box informed me to open the corrupted file with open special without
>> cache. I opened it and got the following:
>> (***********************************************************************
>>                      Mathematica-Compatible Notebook
>> This notebook can be used on any computer system with Mathematica 4.0,
>> MathReader 4.0, or any compatible application. The data for the notebook
>> starts with the line containing stars above.
> [...]
>> and so on.
>> I did what they told and saved the file as notebook. When I clicked
>> evaluate it shown some errors. What can I do to make it work
> I have never been able to fix a corrupted notebook. Notebooks get
> corrupted a lot less frequently in newer versions of Mathematica than
> they used to, but my students still sometimes manage to corrupt a
> notebook. Sometimes it's possible to copy/paste the un-corrupted parts
> from the bad notebook into a new one, or delete the corrupted stuff in
> the bad notebook itself. Otherwise, just start over.
> It would be nice if this didn't happen at all. I've never seen anything
> remotely like the "corrupt notebook" situation with any other piece of
> software that I use.

DrBob at

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