how to recover a corrupted notebook?
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- Subject: [mg114234] how to recover a corrupted notebook?
- From: "Nasser M. Abbasi" <nma at 12000.org>
- Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 06:53:20 -0500 (EST)
- Reply-to: nma at 12000.org
Hello, Mathematica 7.0, As sometimes happens, Mathematica went into some loop, waited and waited, and after 5 cups of coffee, could not wait more, so I shutdown the process. Now my notebook will not open, it says it is corrupted. I tried to fix it using a text editor, but could not. Here is the original corrupted file, in this folder: http://12000.org/tmp/nov_27_10/ I was wondering if there is a tool which will help in this? May be some automated tool which can fix a corrupted notebook? I do make sure I save my notebook all the time, but it looks like Mathematica does not make a backup copy of the notebook, so I am stuck. This means I will have lost about 5 hrs of work if I can't recover this. Why does Mathematica not automatically make a side backup copy of the notebook all the time? Like say MS Word does? thanks for any ideas and help. --Nasser