Re: Help! I've destroyed a language!
|From:||Tim May <butsuri@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 26, 2003, 19:30|
Mike Ellis wrote at 2003-02-26 13:36:26 (-0500)
> Stephen Mulraney wrote:
> >Why don't you put the corrupted file somewhere downloadable, so
> >people can have a look at it. I know I'd have a peek, but I don't
> >want to get your hopes up by actually *asking* you. I probably
> >can't do anything; if it's a compression problem, the data is
> >probably gone, sorry to say. But you never know. Make it
> >publically available, so interested types can try to squeeze what
> >data they can out of it (data out of noise, like blood out of
> >rock). At least then you can be fairly sure that there's nothing
> >in it. [If you don't have web space, send it to me, and I'll put
> >it up]
> I've just tried to upload the archive, and it can't be done. I
> can't email it either! This computer cannot do ANYTHING to the
> corrupted file, nor the archive with the corrupted file in it. The
> computer encounters an error ("Cannot read from specified device"
> or "Invalid compressed data to inflate"). Argh. It's like the
> lexicon file is an anchor on the whole archive.
Have you run a check on your hard drive? Sounds like a corrupt
filesystem to me. I can't remember what the Windows utility's
called... wait, yeah, it used to be called scandisk, I think.
It's possible that this might restore at least part of the file,
although I wouldn't hold out too much hope, given that it was