Recovering a deleted TM
Thread poster: Louise TAYLOR

Louise TAYLOR  Identity Verified
France
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Jul 17, 2015

I have just managed to delete over 6,000 entries of my TM by accident. Evidently I didn't understand the instruction on the Batch edit.

Is there by some miracle chance a way I can recover everything that I just deleted? There is nothing in my recycle bin.

If not - does anyone have a hanky?

Thank you


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Geneviève von Levetzow  Identity Verified
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Previous version Jul 17, 2015

Louise,

For Windows: Click on the document and apply "Restore previous version" or similar (my Windows is German).

Good luck!

Geneviève


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Louise TAYLOR  Identity Verified
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Previous version Jul 17, 2015

Thank you Geneviève

I don't have that option with the Translation Memory. I think that only works for Excel or Word documents etc.

If you know any different could you tell me where I find that option?

Thanks

Louise


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Geneviève von Levetzow  Identity Verified
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Mode d'emploi Jul 17, 2015

http://windows.microsoft.com/fr-fr/windows7/recover-lost-or-deleted-files

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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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Undelete software Jul 17, 2015

Geneviève von Levetzow wrote:

For Windows: Click on the document and apply "Restore previous version" or similar (my Windows is German).
Geneviève


I was ignorance of such Windows function. I once used the Undelete software with my deleted TM in certain sectors of my specific HDD.

Soonthon L.


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Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
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Sending over a virtual hanky... Jul 17, 2015

... because I'm afraid you won't be able to recover those 6000 units.

SDL help explicitly says, "You cannot roll-back or undo the changes made by a batch edit or delete."

Your current recovery options:
- If you perform back ups on your machine (through Drop-Box, Carbonite, OneDrive or other cloud app), then you can recover the last-saved version of your TM.
- If you back up to a local physical location (external hard drive, pendrive, local back up) then you can also recover your TM. (This links in with Geneviève's suggestion, which is a Windows back-up option.)
- If you save your sdlxliff files and know where the 6000 segments come from, you can import these files into your TM.

Your future options:
- Always perform batch delete and edit functions on a copy of your TM.


[Edited at 2015-07-17 13:54 GMT]


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Louise TAYLOR  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 03:10
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Hold all hankies Jul 17, 2015

It worked!!

Geneviève - thank you so much.

I have restored a previous version and all is well.

For anyone else that does this open your file browser - find the TM file - mine is in Documents/Studio2014/translation memories - then right click and select - Restore previous version. Then pick which restore point date you want to restore.

So very happy


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