TMG-L ArchivesArchiver > TMG > 2002-04 > 1018590223
From: Collene Pearce <>
Subject: [TMG] Damaged TMG project files???
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 00:38:47 -0700
> Well, due to a set of computer circumstances, my latest, best
> copies of my datasets are safe in FTST. As you know, that is where >they
> must stay, as I can not recover them with TMG v4.0d.
No, I hadn't heard about this problem. What happened?
Why can't you use the project files??
>It is possible that
> I will be able to
> recover them with TMG v.5.
Possible???? Not definitely??
Have you asked the folks at WG??
>Murphy's law is at work here because since
> this happened I have discovered a whole line back to the Revolutionary
> War soldier, and a new cousin on another line, and she has not only new
> information, but lives near D.C. and regularly goes to the DAR Library,
> NARA etc.
Why not just start a new project in another gene package
and then transfer them over when you get your old files
working?? You could convert the new project and merge
it into an existing TMG one, right??
> Yes, yes, back ups...well, backing up to another drive in the
> same computer is no guarantee of anything.
It's usually pretty secure, of course, backing up
to offline storage is most secure/safe.
> At least that's why they are
> safe in FTST.
Safe in FTST??? FTST is a "data manipulation" tool.
It doesn't store anything.
> I am being patient, but I will be even more interested in the
> next release that I ordinarily would be <g>.
Well, that's the 2nd best good reason I've heard. :-)
I think I'd be trying to fix the problem, though,
rather than waiting for the next version.