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Hello Freehand forum, I need helps, really need helps. I cannot open my freehand doent anymore. It is very important file to me. I worked on it the whole two days, but this evening I can't open it anymore. Freehand give me a message : "Could open the doent, because the file is not a valid Freehand doent." Why is that? Please help me solve the problem. Thanks...

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    Default Cannot open my freehand file anymore

    Hello Freehand forum,
    I need helps, really need helps.
    I cannot open my freehand doent anymore. It is very important file to me. I
    worked on it the whole two days, but this evening I can't open it anymore.
    Freehand give me a message :
    "Could open the doent, because the file is not a valid Freehand doent."
    Why is that?
    Please help me solve the problem. Thanks

    FJ19 Guest

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    Default Re: Cannot open my freehand file anymore

    FJ19,
    Unfortunately, that is one of Freehand MX's dirty little secrets; it
    likes to write a corrupt file every now and then, without warning and for
    no particular reason. Also, it seems only to happen when the file is very
    important, on a deadline, and/or has been worked on for days without
    backup.

    One would think that there would be a way to code the application to only
    save over a good working file if it can verify that the new save is valid,
    but for some reason there is a flaw in the file saving routine that allows
    this to happen. I have not heard of any specific conditions that precede
    this occasional catastrophy. I have had it happen to me only once (and I
    have used Freehand daily for years) but in this forum I have read many
    other reports of it happening. I don't recall hearing that anyone has ever
    recovered a file when it has happened. In my case, the corrupted file was
    far too small to contain the artwork that should have been inside it.

    Good luck, and I'm sorry I can't give you better news.


    --
    Bill
    FHMX/Win98/Athlon2500+/512M

    On Sat, 31 Jul 2004 11:01:11 +0000 (UTC), FJ19
    <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote:
    > Hello Freehand forum,
    > I need helps, really need helps.
    > I cannot open my freehand doent anymore. It is very important file
    > to me. I
    > worked on it the whole two days, but this evening I can't open it
    > anymore.
    > Freehand give me a message :
    > "Could open the doent, because the file is not a valid Freehand
    > doent."
    > Why is that?
    > Please help me solve the problem. Thanks
    >
    Bill Guest

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