I can’t open my project in TMG 9.05 UK Gold (Windows 7). I'm a member of the TMG-L message group and it's been suggested there that I join the forum and post here.
Here is what happened.
Yesterday morning Visual FoxPro stopped working and TMG was automatically closed down. This happens every now and then so I wasn’t concerned. Usually I just reopen TMG, run Optimise, VFI, Optimise and everything seems to run as normal. However, this time is different.
Now when I try to open my project I can't. I seem to have two problems and don’t know whether they’re connected: the 1st is that there is a problem with the data tables in my project and the 2nd is that TMG thinks my project is already open, when it most definitely isn’t. Robin Lamacraft has suggested I post here as he thinks this might be a VFP problem, that VPF has locked my project because of an unfinished process perhaps.
Basics are that usually TMG Repair mode has been activated. Initially “Last” (my project) was greyed out so I could only open Sample. Now “Last” = Sample. Have tried opening my project from within the Sample Project (both with sample closed or left open). Have also tried Select from the splash screen. TMG goes to the right folder and I click on my PJC file (I only have two files – Sample and mine – but with 80,000+ in mine.) Then I get a message that indexes and name values are being created. Click OK when it appears.
Then one of two things happens
a) Message is “project is in use elsewhere. Please select another project”. But I have nothing else at all open. Have done this multiple times, closed absolutely everything down before trying to open my project, and checked Windows Task Manager which shows nothing except one instance of TMG.
I get a message that an error happened when opening the data tables. Click OK. Nothing opens and I just get a blank TMG screen, or sometimes TMG just closes down. I *think* this message comes when I try to Select the project from the Windows splash screen, rather than when I try to open it from within the Sample Project, but am not 100% sure
Things I’ve tried so far with no success:
*Rebooted my computer (not just a restart) x 3
*Copied my project file to another folder then tried to open that (Lee’s suggestion as the copy should close everything down)
*Deleted CDX files from my project folder
*Disabled my anti-virus (Kaspersky)
I’d be very grateful for any advice or help at all. (Am in the midst of a major project creating a book, a large journal for Second Site DVD and planning a reunion and about to go overseas so this is a big set-back. I do have a back-up but would lose 15 or so hours of intensive work if I have to restore it, and importantly am not 100% sure that I should try to restore when I don't know what's going wrong.)
Regards and thanks