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  • Failed to save document

    The system is A5V9 running on a windows 2003 server with a multiuser lan application. The workstations run the runtime, and the server also runs the web application server as a service using alwaysup. I remotely log into the server and open A5V9 directly. Yesterday I suddenly got a “Failed to save document” message when I opened the database on the server. If I continued the database did open normally. Other databases and backup copies of the problem database did not show that error. Dr. Peter Wayne in an older post suggested that the files *.rmuf and *.muf were the problem and could be deleted. So I shut down A5V9 and backed up the database. Then I tried to erase the two files. One could be deleted but windows would not allow deletion of the other file. And when I opened the data base again, the error returned and the file I deleted was indeed recreated. Windows refused to delete the file with the message that it was in use although A5V9 was shut down. I thought about rebooting the server but did not want to disturb other users. So I made a new folder and copied everything from the old folder to the new folder except the 2 files in question. I renamed the old folder and renamed the new folder with the name of the old folder. That seemed to fix the problem.
    Hope this help someone else.

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    Re: Failed to save document

    Let me guess. You were able to delete *.muf but not *.rmuf. R is for runtime and some workstation was logged on?

    I have had the message before. It was after a botch at starting a5 from an outside source.

    I just relooked up the app from runtime alpha.exe and all became normal.

    Dave Mason
    [email protected]
    Skype is dave.mason46


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      Re: Failed to save document

      Yes your are right, it was the *.rmuf that I could not erase. And later, I did get a report that some workstation was hung and had to be rebooted but I had already done my fix so I do not know if the reboot had any effect. What do you mean by "relooked up the app"?


      • #4
        Re: Failed to save document

        open v9, v10 or runtime by way of alpha5.exe and from file, open the adb in question. ( looked it up)
        Dave Mason
        [email protected]
        Skype is dave.mason46