Transit Satellite PE crashed and project files disappeared!!!
Thread poster: María San Raimundo Vega

María San Raimundo Vega  Identity Verified
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Aug 24, 2009

Hello everyone,
I am having very strange problems with Transit Satellite PE version 3...
First of all excuse my ignorance since I have used Transit a few times and don't know much about it's advanced features.
What happened was as follows:
I was using the search and replace tool in a project consisting of some 20 files. It suddenly crashed (did not note down the error code ...) and when I restarted it all the files in the project had disappeared!! just like that!!! I had to start all over, and this time I did some "backup" files, or what I thought could work as a backup file, that is, I made txf files as if the project was finished and ready to send, hoping that I would be able to save changes in the files if it crashed again. And it has crahsed again. The txf backup files do not seem to work, although it may just be that I don't know how to retrieve the info... How can the files just desappear?

Did this happen to anyone before? Does anybody know if I can retrieve the info somehow or at least how to save future changes in case this thing keeps crashing?

thanks a lot in advance for your help,



Attila Piróth  Identity Verified
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txf file is practically a zip file Aug 25, 2009

Hi María,

The txf file is practically a zip file, so you can open it with WinZip or a similar program to retrieve the target-language files (filename.esp).

You can then reopen the pxf file received from your client, and overwrite the .esp files with the ones unzipped from the txf file -- so you can continue to work.

I would also advise you to search the project folder; you may well find the lost files there. The file search utility of Windows is usually sufficient for that.

Finally, try to note down the error code; fixing this annoying problem will save you a lot of timle in the future. It may be due to some incompatibility with other programs (see ). Reinstalling Transit may sometimes help.

Kind regards,


María San Raimundo Vega  Identity Verified
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It worked! Aug 25, 2009

Hi Attila
thank you so much! it worked and saved me loads of extra work (not to mention meeting the deadline!)


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