Ralf Lemster wrote:
As usual, can you please specify your system info (OS, Trados version, etc.)?
First of all, how do you know that the behaviour was, in fact, caused by a virus? Did you run a virus check? Perhaps more importantly: when did you last update your virus definitions?
I was translating, almost about to finish using Workbench and my Internet Explorer was open. All of a sudden, some kind of "hot games" appeared on my screen ( I have had lots of Adware, Spyware, etc. recently), followed by lots of errors and everything got blocked.
Can you describe this in a bit more detail? What happened excactly
? Was there a particular application which no longer reacted, or did the PC lock up completely? Could you still move your mouse? Did the keyboard react?
I had to reopen my computer and when I tried several times to access to the TM I couldn't.
What happened excactly
? Did you get an error message?
I checked out if the TM was in my files/folders and of course it was there.
All five files?
Then I clicked the name of the TM in Workbench (File, open) and I was told that "the system cannot find this file".
Can you please give us the exact and full error message.
So I decided to send this TM and all its components to one of my folders and to download my Trados again.
What do you mean by "sending" the TM - did you create a copy of the TM (in which case: did you copy all five files)?
What do you mean by "downloading Trados"? Did you reinstall it?
Admittedly, I'm guessing here, but this sounds as if the TM files were not closed properly when you forcibly shut down your system - IOW your OS might 'think' that these files are still open. If copying the five files to another folder (and opening the TM there) doesn't work, you could try copying the .TMW file only
. If you succeed in opening it, you will need to reorganise the TM in order to re-create the four index files.
Is the Word file (assuming
you're working on a Word file...) still ok? As a quick workaround, you could create a copy, create an empty TM and clean the file using that TM: this way, you will at least safeguard the work on that file.