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#1 Margaret V

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 09:38 AM

While entering data into TMGv9 we had a power failure.  When the power returned, I found the following message when I opened TMGv9 "An error happened when opening the data tables".  I clicked OK.  Then I was kicked back to the desktop.  Upon trying to open TMGv9 again, I encountered the gray screen that asks you to select a project, use sample project, etc.  The box for the default/current project was grayed out.  When I clicked on " select a project"  and selected a project, the following message appeared:

 

"Repair mode has been activated.  The application will now operate somewhat more slowly as it validates each file that is opened.  Repair mode will be off again the next time that you run the application.  I then clicked ok and TMG kicked me back to the desktop.

 

If I click "Open the sample project", the sample project screens appear.

 

There are TMGv9 files in my program files (x86), but no TMG files under program files.

 

Should I restore my latest backup file? Or is there a different issue?

 

Thanks

Margaret



#2 Jim Byram

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 09:48 AM

You might try deleting all .CDX files (index files) for the project and then trying to open the project. You might also try opening the Sample project and then using File / Open to open your project.

 

If none of this works, you will need to revert to a backup.

 

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Be sure to make a backup at the end of every work session so that your data loss will be minimal when you need to recover from an issue like this.



#3 Margaret V

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 12:36 PM

Jim,

 

Thank you.  I tried your suggestions.  There were no .CDX files in the project.

 

When I tried opening the Sample project and then using File/Open to open my project, I got the following Message:

 

"Project is in use elsewhere.  Please select another project"

 

When trying to restore a backup which I'd fortunately made the previous day, I got the following message:

 

"You're trying to restore a backup over your existing data.  Are you sure you want to continue?"

 

Should I say "Yes"?

 

Thanks, Margaret



#4 Jim Byram

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 01:15 PM

All projects have .CDX files. The program creates them when opening a project for the first time (or when creating a project), and the .CDX files are updated when optimizing or reindexing a project.

 

Should you select [Yes] to overwriting a project that is being restored? Yes. Otherwise the restore will not occur.



#5 Margaret V

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 02:19 PM

Jim,

 

Thank you.  I was able to restore the project.  It is operating in repair mode right now. 

 

Really appreciate the help.

 

Thank you so much,

Margaret



#6 Jim Byram

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 03:54 PM

If you exit TMG and start again, it will be out of repair mode.



#7 kaye

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 01:39 AM

Margaret, this may have something to do with my problems too. I lost data and sample. Can't help you but it may help to provide a solution to my problem.  I didn't have a black out just then but I turned off when lights became dim. The black-out did occur not long after.

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