Can I rescue work using backup of SQL files?
Thread poster: biggerfiddle

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Feb 26, 2010

I do translation work using Across 5.0 offline client. Clients send me .cwu files, I process the texts, usually over several days, saving the work as I go, and I then generate .cru files which I send back to them.

I was halfway through a .cwu file and had a virus problem. This was on a Windows partition on my Mac, so even if I couldn't run Windows properly, I could make a backup of the whole partition easily before I reinstalled Windows and Across.

Now I would like to use the newly installed Across program to read and edit the old data generated as I processed the .cwu with Across, so I can continue the translation where I had stopped (ca. 15 hours into a 30-hour job). I am not sure where these data are, and I can't run the new installation replacing ALL the old Microsoft SQL Server data (I'm guessing that's where the data are), because the password doesn't work. If, in the Programs/Microsoft SQL Server/MSSQL.1/ "data" folder I only replace the old files labeled "2009" (for the 2009 installation) in the new group (where they are labeled "2010" for the new installation), if it runs, Across does not recognize them and I don't have the option to open them.

How does one go about doing this? There must be a way to rescue work-in-progress in these situations...

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