All WFP projects have disappeared
Thread poster: Maria Hoskins

Maria Hoskins  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:35
Member (2011)
Spanish to English
Dec 7

So I’ve just opened up WFP 5 this morning and it asks me if I want to create a new project, I say “no” because I just want to continue working on the project I was working on yesterday and then it shows me the project screen with no projects… I was keeping about 30 projects on my list, maybe more, what happened? Where are they?

Furthermore, lost link to Machine Translation, lost automatic link to TMs and glossary, seems as if everything has been wiped!

Also don't know if relevant but it appears Dragon Naturally Speaking 15 has also crashed and I will have to re-install...

Translatorgeddon!

Help!!!

Maria Pilar

PS Yes I laugh but it's not really funny I'm losing time here and help would be much appreciated...



[Edited at 2018-12-07 12:32 GMT]


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 07:35
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
+ ...
@Maria Dec 7

Maria Hoskins wrote:
I was keeping about 30 projects on my list, maybe more, what happened? Where are they?


Let's hope they're somewhere. Install Everything and then perform a search for "project.wf4" to check if they're somewhere else than in the usual place.


 

Dylan Jan Hartmann  Identity Verified
Australia
Member (2014)
Thai to English
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MODERATOR
Project directory Dec 7

They’re still on your hdd, you’ve just got to manually add them.

This has happened to me a couple of times.

No big deal, just go add local project and direct to the folder where each project had been saved on your drive.

They’re not wiped from your computer, just from the list.

Good luck!

DJH


 

Maria Hoskins  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:35
Member (2011)
Spanish to English
TOPIC STARTER
Projects missing Dec 7

Dylan Jan Hartmann wrote:

They’re still on your hdd, you’ve just got to manually add them.

This has happened to me a couple of times.

No big deal, just go add local project and direct to the folder where each project had been saved on your drive.

They’re not wiped from your computer, just from the list.

Good luck!

DJH


Hello Dylan, unfortunately, looking at my project files on Local Disk (C:) >Users > maria_000 > WordFastPro > Projects
I seem to have lost all my projects between mid Aug of this year to today’s date…


 

DZiW
Ukraine
English to Russian
+ ...
recklessly Dec 7

Hello Maria.

Judging by your description, you don't use regular backups, say, to a USB stick, a network disk, or an external medium, alas. It's the very first serious problem.

If you worked the previous day alright and made no big changes to the system, then it may be:
1) a hardware issue (e.g. a wearing out HDD/SSD, a bad power supply, oxidized pins/connections);
2) a software issue (e.g. a bad system/software update/failure after a wry restoring, a cleaning application, a changed user account/access rights, a malware);
3) a combination of above.

Depending on your system, maintenance, and PC skills you can
1) check for the most recent system restore points;
2) read the system logs;
3) ask some IT specialist nearby.

Good luck


 

John Daniel
Local time: 23:35
Finding project folders Dec 10

Maria Hoskins wrote:

Hello Dylan, unfortunately, looking at my project files on Local Disk (C:) >Users > maria_000 > WordFastPro > Projects
I seem to have lost all my projects between mid Aug of this year to today’s date…


Maria,

There is a high chance you have saved it in different location than the one mentioned here. Do a system level search for project.wf4 and every file that you find is inside a folder which is your project folder. Also to re-add project you may have to delete application.settings and application.settings.sfc from (C:) >Users > maria_000 > WordFastPro >

Thank you,

John


 


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