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Hello Together,

I didn't exactly know where to post this so I did it here.

While entering data fp5 suddenly said Windows discovered an error, I had to close and restart Windows again. As I tried to open the file again fp5 saif I have to use the Recovery Command as the file can't be opened anymore. Doing so doesn't work either.

This file contains my most important data (of course...)and my last back-up is too old to be really helpfull as I've had too many entries since then.

Can anybody help??!! Is there a more advanced receovery out there than in fp5?

Thank you,

Andy

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You can try Filemaker, and maybe they can recover it. This points up the need to always back up your data, especially with .fp5 versions (through Version 6). Version 8 is more stable and doesn't require recovery nearly as often, but we still need to backup.

Steve

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Hi Andy,

Oh God, I sympathize. I've paid the price too many times to mention.

Yes, I'll try with vs. 8. But if I get it open, it will cost you $100.

The bidding starts now ... :smirk:

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Thanks for all your suggestions; here's what I did: I copied the corrupted file to another PC that also has fp5 installed. I was able to recover the file there without any loss - SWEAT, BREATHE, RELIEF - which pops up the question: why was the version on my PC not able to recover the file?? Maybe I should install new or update now to FMP8.

Anyway - I would have paid the $100 in a heartbeat if that would have saved my data. If you're not too far away I'll buy you a beer for the help offer ;)

Thank you All,

Andy

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You'd buy me a beer for offering to make myself money on your bad situation? Heck, I'd have done it for free ... I just wanted to see if everyone would gasp in horror and jump on me. I'm feeling mischievous today. :crazy2: :wink2:

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