Fixing partial duplication of 2 translation memories
Thread poster: Eylenn

Local time: 10:08
English to French
Apr 14, 2015

I'm using Studio 2014.

Somehow, on April 1st (NO JOKE!), I "managed" to create a second version of my main TM, let's call it Main. Studio called this second version Main (2). Since, at that point, I could no longer see Main when browsing to add a TM to a project, I routinely selected Main (2) as the TM to use for the last few projects I did. This afternoon, I realized that Main (2) is wildly incomplete. Opening Main and Main (2) to compare them (and I was now able to see them both in the TM list), I find that Main has over 11,000 listings while Main (2) has a little over 5,000.

I don't exactly know how to fix this problem. Is there a way to recognize those entries that were added to Main (2) since April 1st? Export them? Import them back into Main? What else can be done?

Many thanks from Bemused in Blainville

Hélène Dion
Blainville, Québec


SDL Community  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:08
Main (2) sounds like... Apr 15, 2015

... a standrd windows behaviour for renaming a file when you create a copy of it in the same folder. So my guess is you did this at some point and then used this for a while causing you to have two different ones.

The easiest way to resolve this is to use the upgrade TM route in Studio. You can select both TMs and in effect merge them into one new one. All duplicates will be managed properly leaving you with one TM that represents the contents of them both.




Local time: 10:08
English to French
Main & Main (2) successfully merged - I think Apr 18, 2015

Thank you, Paul. I seem to have fewer entries than I thought, which may be explained by duplicates deletion. but anyway, I think it worked. Thank you very much for your help.


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Fixing partial duplication of 2 translation memories

Advanced search

SDL Trados Studio 2019 Freelance
The leading translation software used by over 250,000 translators.

SDL Trados Studio 2019 has evolved to bring translators a brand new experience. Designed with user experience at its core, Studio 2019 transforms how new users get up and running and helps experienced users make the most of the powerful features.

More info »
SDL MultiTerm 2019
Guarantee a unified, consistent and high-quality translation with terminology software by the industry leaders.

SDL MultiTerm 2019 allows translators to create one central location to store and manage multilingual terminology, and with SDL MultiTerm Extract 2019 you can automatically create term lists from your existing documentation to save time.

More info »

  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search