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So... I've lost the control file... AGAIN

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  • So... I've lost the control file... AGAIN

    Periodically, the major control file (CONST.DBF for Constants or Control), just disappears. The error message we are receiving today is Error Loading C:\USERS\RACADMIN\APPDATA\ROAMING\ALPHA SOFTWARE\ALPHA FIVE VERSION 11\CONST.DBF

    Is there something I am doing basically wrong that seems to cause this ?

    Application exists on a networked PC and the operator has been accessing the DataBase for a few years.

    Any clue, or insight, would be greatly appreciated.



  • #2
    Re: So... I've lost the control file... AGAIN

    Is const.dbf a table you built and need for your database? I looked in my appdata\roaming folder and do not have that table.


    • #3
      Re: So... I've lost the control file... AGAIN

      YES Sir...


      • #4
        Re: So... I've lost the control file... AGAIN

        If your application resides on the network why would one of the tables exist in the appdata\roaming folder?

        My first step would be to remove const.dbf from appdata\roaming and store it in the same location on the network as the rest of the database. To determine why/who/how/when a file gets deleted you will need to turn on file auditing on the workstation that hosts the file. Then wait for the file to go poof. Check your audit logs and you will be able to start narrowing down the cause of the deleted files.


        • #5
          Re: So... I've lost the control file... AGAIN

          What is the user name on the computer?
          What is the computer name?
          I am perplexed why a table would ever exist in c:\users\anything
          Did you look in the recycle bin to see if it was there?
          Dave Mason
          [email protected]
          Skype is dave.mason46


          • #6
            Re: So... I've lost the control file... AGAIN

            Username is "Racadmin"


            • #7
              Re: So... I've lost the control file... AGAIN

              That is what the path indicates.
              I still have the question if he found it in the recycle bin. If so, it was deleted from the file system. If not it may have been deleted from within a5 cp.
              Still confused why a table is actually in c:\users\anything.
              Dave Mason
              [email protected]
              Skype is dave.mason46


              • #8
                Re: So... I've lost the control file... AGAIN

                Originally posted by DaveM View Post
                Still confused why a table is actually in c:\users\anything.
                Agreed. That path changes depending on who logs into the computer. I would also suspect his .adb file is located there as well.