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Permalink 04/21/04 18:56, by rick, Categories: Programming

A friend emailed me a "Filemaker Pro" data file that apparently has been corrupted along the way somewhere, with a plea "HELP! This file contains the last year of my life!"

I cannot believe someone could put their trust into a single file without a backup for a year! Anyway...

I remember not so long ago when a corrupt file was not such a big deal - you could attack it with a sector editor and put the bits back together that still exist, and at least you could save most, if not all. Nowadays, with all the forms of data storage, utilities like that are very rare as they have to deal with so many different file systems.

Which only highlights the need for at least a rudimentary backup system, something like monthly copies to CD of your MyDocs directory!

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