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Corrupted data migrating backwards into backup files?

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Re: Corrupted data migrating backwards into backup files?

Posted: 7 Feb 2013 4:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
I think what may have happened is that your file "lost" some of the internal pointers which are part of FTM's relational database.

You seemed to have confirmed this when you report you can manually correct them (reset the pointers).

After you have done this, I would again suggest compacting as one of the main (unpublished) things compacting does, is forces the database to be re-indexed and this resets the internal data pointers. Bit like strightening bent street signs so they point down the right street :-)

The database used in FTM 2008 and above is relational not flat field like it was in FTM 16 and earlier and seems to be far more robust, but things can still go wrong.

I would also be investigationg why your computer crashed in the first place and of course have good backups

John D

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Shalandara 7 Feb 2013 8:25PM GMT 
johndd189 7 Feb 2013 10:50PM GMT 
Shalandara 7 Feb 2013 11:16PM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 7 Feb 2013 11:28PM GMT 
johndd189 7 Feb 2013 11:38PM GMT 
Sherlock_Bone... 8 Feb 2013 1:04AM GMT 
Shalandara 8 Feb 2013 10:31AM GMT 
VIRBLAKE 8 Feb 2013 2:10PM GMT 
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