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Maxfile won't open anymore :(((((
show user profile  soontekk
Long story short..

On a tight deadline, last maxfile (with many improvements) just wont open
Autobak long gone...

There is no way preventing this corrupt saving :((((

Is there any way to salvage a corrypt maxfile ?
It still is the good size just wont open anymore...

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4/8/2008 2:46:44 PM (last edit: 4/8/2008 2:46:44 PM)
show user profile  Kajico
ooc have you tried a merge? i haven't had a max file corrupt on me in such a long time that I don't even remember how to deal with the situation. I'm sure panicking would be one way.

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4/8/2008 2:57:01 PM (last edit: 4/8/2008 2:57:01 PM)
show user profile  soontekk
hey Kajico, yeah tried merge "file upen failed"
i really hate losing work :(

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4/8/2008 3:01:51 PM (last edit: 4/8/2008 3:01:51 PM)
show user profile  Kajico
i know when i had a fusion or LW file die on me i would try and open up the file in notepad copy all of the data and paste into into a blank notepad document and save it out using the needed extension (.lwo, .comp, etc.) and usually that would fix it. I know max compiles their scene files and isn't like fusion or lw where the actual scene files is scripted code, but give it a shot anyway see if it helps

also i'd advise you to save max files incrementally often, so you have revisions to fall back on.

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4/8/2008 3:17:36 PM (last edit: 4/8/2008 3:17:36 PM)
show user profile  soontekk
i used to follow the same logics you do, somehow i lost that ability along the lines somewhere lol
i'm getting bored of crashes, bugs and errors, onoes :)

almost back at where i was with the file but ill give it a go anywho, i wanna try it :)
ill let u know if it worked or a black hole opened up and sucked my max in it :o

cheers mate

edit: file shows up completely empty, whereas it has a size of 1.5mb and another maxfile does show code in notepad,

i guess this file has ceased to be and gone to meet its maker.. wait, that's me :o

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4/8/2008 4:50:06 PM (last edit: 4/8/2008 4:53:08 PM)
show user profile  $$T-bone$$
this happened to me several times and i finally set a hotkey for "save incrementally" and i use it everytime i make any worthy changes.
sometimes i hit that hotkey 2 or 3 times cuz i've had max files get corrupt beyond the one i was currently on.
it's a pain....and i do not trust "auto-bak" anymore after that.

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4/8/2008 8:34:23 PM (last edit: 4/8/2008 8:34:23 PM)
show user profile  HappyDude2
Just click the little "+" in the "save as" dialog box. That adds a sequential number after your file name so a new file every save.

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4/9/2008 4:43:38 AM (last edit: 4/9/2008 4:43:38 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Or just tick the 'Increment on Save' box in the preference window then you cant possibly save over the original file ever again (unless you use a save as command and overwrite it)

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4/9/2008 4:46:42 AM (last edit: 4/9/2008 4:46:42 AM)
show user profile  soontekk
3rd time this happened so yes ill do that
thx for the concern

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4/9/2008 5:09:48 AM (last edit: 4/9/2008 5:09:48 AM)
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