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Re: how to recover a corrupted notebook?
This happened to me once, and I also tried to dive in with a text editor, but couldn't figure it out. When I edit a large notebook, I typically "save as" at every major milestone with a new suffix number , to avoid that unfortunate outcome. On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 6:53 AM, Nasser M. Abbasi <nma at 12000.org> wrote: > > 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 > >