TM files (txt, bak, itx?)
Thread poster: Flavio Ferri-Benedetti

Flavio Ferri-Benedetti
Spain
Local time: 19:45
Member (2003)
Spanish to Italian
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Nov 2, 2004

Dear friends,

I did the translation and I got a TXT file which is the TM for the translation I have done. I also got two files with those endings:

.bak
.itx

The .bak should be a security copy "just in case", but what about the ITX?

Can I delete both, since I got a definitive TXT TM?

Thanks
Flavio


 

Pee Eff
Germany
Local time: 19:45
English to German
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TM files Nov 2, 2004

Hi Flavio,
if I remember it right I read somewhere in the Wordfast manual that you can delete those files without any problem - and I have deleted them myself before.

You're right about the .bak file. That's just a copy in case Wordfast (or Word) screws up your .txt file you're working in. The .itx file is (if I remember it right) is used when you share your TM over a LAN.

You may delete both of these files but they will be back as soon as you open your TM (txt file) again.

Best,
Patrick


 

Graciela Carlyle  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:45
English to Spanish
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safe to delete Nov 2, 2004

Flavio Ferri Benedetti wrote:
.bak
.itx


Hi Flavio,

The .txt file is the memory; the .bak is a security copy of your memory and the .itx, is the index file.

You can safely delete the bak and itx. WF will recreate them if you open the txt again.

Cheers,
Grace.


 

Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 19:45
Member (2003)
German to Dutch
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BAK and ITX files serve a purpose Nov 2, 2004

Graciela is right but the BAK file might save you when something goes wrong. Wordfast has to reindex if you throw away the index file. If you have to e-mail your TM, only the TXT file is important.

Regards,
Gerard


 

Flavio Ferri-Benedetti
Spain
Local time: 19:45
Member (2003)
Spanish to Italian
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Thank you! Nov 2, 2004

Wonderfulicon_smile.gif You were all very helpful! Thanks again!

Love,
Flavio


 


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