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corrupted files or software problems?

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Hi everyone,

I have been working on a file for the last 10 weeks on everyday basis and today I cannot open it anymore. It's not the first time this thing happen to me but today I cannot afford to redraw this project again. My local support team here didn't or could'nt answer to my request in a proper way and now I hope you can. When I try to open my file I have the following message poping up " Microsoft visual C++ Runtime Library - Runtime error! - Program:c:\program files\vectorworks 10.1\vectorworks.exe - abnormal program termination".

Can you help me on this one? Thank you

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Cools, you need to give tech support your system characteristics - VW version, OS, platform, etc.

I have had this happen. Hope you have a recent backup, because that was the only way I could salvage the file. Lost a few hours of work.

VW 10.1.2

WinXP

G4 2.2G

1G RAM

PS: I now save a backup version of my file every hour or so to a local (non-server) hard drive using the "save copy as" command.

[ 09-03-2003, 02:15 AM: Message edited by: P Retondo ]

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sometimes (but only sometimes)

files that can't be opened can still be workgroup referenced.

so you may be able to save some work.

remember to break the reference but keep the info in the new file after seeing what can work.

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Ahh - time to repost one of my standard sermons:

Every morning, before opening your file, make a copy of it. Keep all copies in a specific 'versions' folder. NEVER DO A SAVE AS!

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Ahh - time to repost one of my standard sermons:

Every morning, before opening your file, make a copy of it. Keep all copies in a specific 'versions' folder. NEVER DO A SAVE AS!

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I have experienced the same situation and now believe that the problem could be attributed to the storage space available on your server at the time of saving. Check this aspect. As far as resurrecting the file, there is very little you can do.

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I'll one up the previous. Hard drives are alot less expensive than years past, I have a second backup harddrive installed (60 GIG under $100) in case my primary drive, with system software, tanks. Which it has previously. (We currently don't have a server based system). Highly recommend backing up off of your harddrive.

I feel for ya, nothing worse than losing work.

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