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From: Murray Lynn <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Accidental Deletions - Help!!!
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 08:29:35 +1200
In-Reply-To: <LJECKLFMNLFFEIMDFGGDAEOGEGAA.wim_prange@hetnet.nl>


What would everyone like to see to minimise this problem?

My list would be:

1A delete history and the ability to restore selected deletions /
or at least a restore last deletion

2Wim's suggestion below to minimise the issue


Murray

-----Original Message-----
From: wim prange [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, 21 April 2004 3:42 a.m.
To:
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Accidental Deletions - Help!!!


Yep, I've been there too. I wouldn't mind at all when the X-icon on the
main toolbar was removed (or changed to deleting subrecords only).
Deleting main records isn't an activity you need to do often and because
of the consequences, I wouldn't mind when it was accessible through the
menu only. A warning with a list of all the sub-records you're about to
delete, instead of "DELETE ALL DATA for Individual [...]", might be a
better warning too.

Gr. Wim


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: Cheri Casper [mailto:]
> Verzonden: dinsdag 20 april 2004 17:28
> Aan:
> Onderwerp: RE: [GENBOX] Accidental Deletions - Help!!!
>
>
> Murray - I think we have all been in this boat at one time or another.

> I wish there was a second warning message in BIG LETTERS saying "Are
> you sure you want to delete this individual and their entire record.
> I just open up a backup side-by-side and reenter. Wish there was a
> magic wand.
>
> CheriC
>
> PS - Cats. You gotta to love them. I have one who likes to "dance"
> on the scanner sending 20 or more copies of whatever is on the glass
> directly to the printer.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Murray Lynn [mailto:]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 1:46 AM
> To:
> Subject: [GENBOX] Accidental Deletions - Help!!!
>
>
> At some stage in the last week, one of my principle ancestors has been

> deleted taking with him dozens of events entered over a long period.
> It is VERY easy to do this even with the warning message - the main
> suspect is one of the cats who loves to walk across the keyboard!
>
> This wouldn't be a big deal if there was a way to recover, but as far
> as I can see the deleted records cannot be restored or copied from a
> backup and so the only way to restore is to painstakingly re-enter all

> of the data, loosing the ID numbers in the process.
>
> If there is a way anyone has discovered to recover, PLEASE let me
> know!
>
> Thanks
>
> Murray
>
>
>
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