TM Editor Reverse Source & Target removed all Source segments!
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B D Finch  Identity Verified
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Mar 7, 2011

I have had a Wf memory with the Source text as EN-GB and Target as FR-FR. I opened it as the BTM in Wordfast Classic version 5.91i and, after having looked at it in Edit, in the Tools tab I used the special filter "Reverse Source and Target", which appeared to work until I looked at the TM in Edit and saw that all the French text was there, but the English text had disappeared. I opened the TM file in Wordpad, which confirmed that the English text had gone.

Though I saved the reversed TM file under a different file name, the original file seems to have disappeared too! What can I do? Can I restore the file from an OLD file? How?

Barbara


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John Di Rico  Identity Verified
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Use .old or .bak file Mar 8, 2011

Hi Barbara,

You can try to get it back by opening the .old or .bak files. I always recommend making a copy of your TM before doing any editing. If all goes as plan, you can trash the copy. Easiest way is to copy the entire TM folder.

Best wishes from Rio,

John Di Rico
Wordfast Trainer
www.wordfast.fr


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B D Finch  Identity Verified
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Thanks John Mar 8, 2011

I managed to restore the file, though I must admit to being less than sure what I did that worked, because I was fiddling around for some time before getting sorted out. I shall certainly be more careful in future to copy the file first. I really don't understand what the .old files are. Can you explain?

Is it safer to reverse source and target using Olifant, rather than within the Wordfast editing function?

Barbara

[Edited at 2011-03-08 18:07 GMT]


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