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Re: my Mathematica file was corrupted ! help !

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  • Subject: [mg93007] Re: my Mathematica file was corrupted ! help !
  • From: Hannes Kessler <HannesKessler at>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 05:41:29 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <gdja7g$ifn$>

Hello Wei,

a corrupted notebook can be repaired manually by the following steps:

1.	Open the corrupted notebook in a text editor
2.	Select its content and copy it to an empty Mathematica notebook
3.	Close the text editor with the corrupted notebook
3.	Create another empty Mathematica notebook copy_to.nb and write the
following expresssion to the first input cell
	NotebookPut  @  Notebook[{...}]
4.	Select the first complete Cell[...]	expression in copy_from.nb by
placing the cursor into the word Cell and pressing twice Ctrl+.
5.	Cut the selected cell by Ctrl+x and paste it by Ctrl+v into
copy_to.nb to the list inside Notebook[{...}]
6.	Continue with all remaining cells in copy_from.nb, building up a
comma-separated list in copy_to.nb
7.	Exceute the NotebookPut  @  Notebook[{Cell[...]..}] expression.
	A new Mathematica notebook will be created in a new window which
ideally contains all the contents of the original corrupted notebook.
	Save the repaired Mathematica notebook in a new file.

Best regards,

On 21 Okt., 03:11, dawwei.w... at wrote:
> Dear all:
>   One of my Mathematica file was corrupted during
> a calculation. when I tried to open it agai, the following
> message coming out:
>    "There was a syntax error in the file being read. This indicates
> that the file has become corrupted, or was generated incorrectly. If
> you click OK, the file will be opened as a plain text file, with the
> position of the syntax error selected. If you are able to fix the
> error, save the file and open it again."
>    Can anyone tell me where to find an expert or software
> to fix the file for me ? That's an important file to me. Thank you
> very much !
>                                                                   Daw-
> Wei

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