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  • Subject: [mg21843] Re: CORRUPTED NOTEBOOKS
  • From: "Kevin J. McCann" <kevinmccann at>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 18:53:26 -0500 (EST)
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Perhaps automatic backup would work, but what if you are saving a corrupted
NB on top of a good one? How do you work this one? I notice that as a NB is
being saved in Mathematica 4, there is a preliminary "check" that is done. Does this
look for corruption or what?


"Murray Eisenberg" <murray at> wrote in message
news:871102$f8s$3 at
> One thing sorely lacking in Mathematica would considerably ameliorate
> the corruption problem:  automatic backups of notebooks.
> Blimbaum Jerry DLPC wrote:
> >
> >         Question about Corrupted notebooks has been asked recently.
> > could someone explain why it happens in the first place?
> >
> >         I have had 3 or 4 noteboooks suddenly go 'corrupted' and I could
> > swear that I didnt do anything wrong except try to save the file or
> > something like that.  I didnt do anything out of the ordinary.  I have
> > learned the hard way and now make a back up copy of every 10 minutes or
> > of what I'm doing because I'm expecting this 'corrupt' problem to occur
> > time and ruin all the work I've done.
> >
> >         Or is this 'corruption' problem something that the Mathematica
> > people should be fixing?
> >
> >         thanks.     jerry blimbaum   NSWC Panama City, Fl
> --
> Murray Eisenberg                     murray at
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> Univ. of Massachusetts                     413 545-2859 (W)
> Amherst, MA 01003-4515

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