Penelope Ausejo wrote:
I work with Trados 6.5 Freelance. I haven't had a problem with it before. Suddenly, last Friday, I was working with my main TM (personal one) and when I tried to use the "concordance function", I got this error --> Error 31005: Database corrupt! Run Export, create a new TM, and reimport.
I did as indicated, but nothing got fixed. I couldn't use the concordance function.
Yesterday afternoon, I was working with another TM and when I tried to use to Concordance, I got the same problem. Today I got an export from a client and created a new TM. The concordance function hasn't worked either.
Does anyone know why has this happened? Does anyone know how to solve this? Should I reinstall Trados again?
I don't think so.
Try the solution from http://talisma.sdl.com
You are working on an open translation memory when the system suddenly locks up and the error message below appears. The translation memory cannot be reopened, therefore you cannot export.
Error Number: 31005
Error String: Database corrupt! Run export, create a new Translation Memory, and reimport.
Each translation memory or database consists of at least five file types with the extensions .tmw, .mwf, .mtf, .mdf and .iix. The .tmw file is the one that contains the linguistic data or translation units. The others are for indexing, fast look up and so on. If you get a “corrupt database" error, the error will in most cases be caused by the additional files, not by the database itself.
Let us assume that the corrupt database is called OLDDB. Use the following procedure to restore this database:
Create a new translation memory, calling it NEWDB. Make sure that NEWDB has the same setup as OLDDB. and is saved in the same folder as OLDDB.
Locate the five files for the new translation memory in Explorer and then select and delete the file NEWDB.tmw.
Make a back up copy of the original corrupt database file OLDDB.tmw and rename the original to NEWDB.tmw.
Open NEWDB.tmw in Translator's Workbench.
From the File menu, choose Properties. The Translation Memory Properties dialog box is displayed. Notice that the number of translation units is given as 0 (zero). Click Close.
From the File menu, choose Reorganise to reorganise the translation memory.
From the File menu, choose Properties. The Translation Memory Properties dialog box is displayed. Provided that the .tmw file itself was not corrupt, you will see that the translation units have been restored.
If the error is repetitive, check your hard disk for errors.