"invalid document format detected" after windows crash
Thread poster: German Gonzalez

German Gonzalez  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 08:38
Member (2006)
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Sep 26, 2014

Hello, my PC suffered a crash while I was working with a document in Wordfast. Now I want to open it and I get the following message from worfast "invalidad document format detected" (Wordfast pro:latest version). Is there anything I can do to recover the file? The TM does not seem to be updated and I have many missing TUs.
HELP!!!!


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Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 13:38
English to Arabic
Files to check, please! Sep 26, 2014

Dear German,

The TM should be always the ultimate restore.

Well, could you please send me the TXML file, the source document, and the TM to check. Many thanks in advance!

Kind regards,
Yasmin (WF)


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Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 13:38
English to Arabic
AutoSave Sep 26, 2014

Dear German,

Thanks for sending the files. I have checked the TXML file, and I am afraid it is empty indeed.

There is a suggestion that you can try as you say the machine crashed while you was working with Wordfast. Could you please check in the AutoSave folder if you can find the TXML file; it should be in a path like this while "UserName" is that on your machine:
C:\Users\UserName\.wf_workspace\AutoSave

If so, first of all, copy it into another location (this is a must), and then open the copied version in Wordfast Pro to check it.

I hope this helps. Please let me know.

Kind regards,
Yasmin


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German Gonzalez  Identity Verified
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Autosave didn't work Sep 26, 2014

Hello,
I tried everything you told me and nothing worked. I'll have to start working now to make for the lost time.
Thanks for you help anyway, it's much appreciated!
My best regards,
Germán


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Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 13:38
English to Arabic
No Files Sep 26, 2014

Dear German,

Do you mean there are no files in the AutoSave folder?

As for the TM, when you open the TM in a text editor, can you find the segments? Or when you use TM Lookup in Wordfast Pro.

Anyhow, please make sure you use the TM with Alt+Down during translation to avoid such loss again.

Kind regards,
Yasmin


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