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Re: how to recover a corrupted notebook?

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  • Subject: [mg114285] Re: how to recover a corrupted notebook?
  • From: brien colwell <xcolwell at>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 04:02:27 -0500 (EST)

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

On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 6:53 AM, Nasser M. Abbasi <nma at> 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:
> 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

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