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  • Backup to CD problem

    I had the not so pleasant task of reformating my hard drive. Before I did that, I copied my A5 apps to a CD. After reformating, I copied them back. The problem is this, when I try to open any apps, I get the error message, "Could not open or create information file C:ogfogf fraud.muf"

    While the error message is on the screen, I can see the control panel but there is no access to it. I copied the particular MFU file from an older backup I had on another computer. Now this is happening:

    I can open the app but it opens to a blank Control Panel. No tables, forms, reports, etc. The tables tab has focus. If I click on any other tab and then back to the Tables tab, all tables and sets have appeared. However, no forms, reports, etc are there.

    Database compact wants to drop the tables from the database. If I right click on a table or set, "access isdenied". I checked the folder's properties and nothing is checked, including Read Only.

    When viewing the files in the folder, I noticed that the .adb files and the blue 'a' is missing from each database.

    What must I do to get my databases back?

    Thanks, kenn
    TYVM :) kenn

    Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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    RE: Backup to CD problem

    Ken:
    If you copy files from a CD ,Windows makes them read only.
    Go to control panel
    select the folder on the left side of the screen
    all the files will show on the right
    at the top select edit and select all
    RIGHT click on one of the hi-lited files
    go to properties and un-check the read only box
    Charlie Crimmel

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    • #3
      RE: Backup to CD problem

      Ken:

      When copying files to a CDR, they are converted to 'READ ONLY'.

      After you copy them onto a hard disk, you must change highlight ALL the files (Win '98) and remove the check box from the properties dialog box. This must be done for all sub folders, also.

      Win Me allows you to highlight a folder and change the properties without having to highlight every file within the folder.

      I believe this is your problem. I could be wrong, but...

      Take Care,

      Craig

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      • #4
        RE: Backup to CD problem

        If I remember correctly, the individual files get marked as read only when copied to CD. You'll have to unmark all of them.

        The .muf file is probably marked read only as well. You can delete it and it will be recreated ("Could not open or create information file C:ogfogf fraud.muf") when you start the database.
        There can be only one.

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        • #5
          RE: Backup to CD problem

          Charlie, Craig & Stan,

          Thanks for the quick resposes!!

          CVharlie, are you talking about the application's control panel? If so, the only folder (new database) that is on the left is on the tool bar.

          Can you be more specific?

          Thanks,

          kenn
          TYVM :) kenn

          Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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          • #6
            RE: Backup to CD problem

            Stan,

            **You'll have to unmark all of them. **

            I would if I could but access is denied. How do I get to them. Not sure what Charlie's talking about, the folder in the control panel?

            Thanks,

            kenn
            TYVM :) kenn

            Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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            • #7
              RE: Backup to CD problem

              Ken,

              Not in control panel. Use windows explorer.

              Bill
              Bill Hanigsberg

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              • #8
                RE: Backup to CD problem

                Hi Bill,

                Yah, that makes sense. When he said control panel, I immediately thought of A5. Anyhow, there's another way and this is how I did it:

                1. I went to the folder in C: where the app is kept.
                2. Dbl clicked on the folder and then right clicked on the file/s. There may be a file or two that require and individual selection because they are also archived.
                3. Uncheck Read Only and go from there.

                Thnaks for the help.

                kenn
                TYVM :) kenn

                Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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                • #9
                  RE: Backup to CD problem

                  Ken:
                  My mistake-Use Windows Explorer
                  If you copy files from a CD ,Windows makes them read only.
                  Go to Windows Explorer
                  select the folder on the left side of the screen
                  all the files will show on the right
                  at the top select edit and select all
                  RIGHT click on one of the hi-lited files
                  go to properties and un-check the read only box
                  Charlie Crimmel

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                  • #10
                    RE: Backup to CD problem

                    Hi Charlie,

                    Your corrected instructions work great; short and quick; better than the way I did it.

                    Thanks,

                    kenn
                    TYVM :) kenn

                    Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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