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* August 16, 2017, 07:12:36 AM
It is absolutely bizarre to me new versions can't open old files. Why would they do that?

I have an older file that I need to resurrect. Is there a file conversion utility or an easier way to load this into 21.2?


* August 16, 2017, 07:41:13 AM
What version is the file in - whilst occasionally things can go wrong, in general I am able to open v9 files in v21, I haven't tried anything earlier than that. is it a standard tcw file - or made up of xrefs,   I think I read that v4 files will open up to version 18 (but not certain on that).

If standard tcw, is its possible for you to post the file, I'm sure someone will give it a try.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2017, 07:43:20 AM by Andy H »


* August 16, 2017, 09:02:59 AM
I think it's 19 but I've been through a number of versions.


* August 16, 2017, 09:38:48 AM
Hopefully someone else will have better luck, but your file won't open for me, and I looked at your file in notepad, and its like no TCW file I've ever seen, there is not a single reference to TC in the whole file, leading me to think either the file isn't a native tcw file (irrespective of what the file extension says) or its completely corrupt.

Whilst waiting for someone else to try it, I'd suggest looking for a backup somewhere, either through your normal backup procedure, (external drive / cd etc. or if you still have the same computer as when the file was created,  there may still be a version in 'documents - [TC version] - backup.'

Sorry I can't offer a better solution.



* August 16, 2017, 10:09:20 AM
I agree with Andy's assessment.

Henry H


* August 16, 2017, 10:19:26 AM
Thanks - I was able to find an archived backup file and it opened. Thanks for the help.


August 17, 2017, 03:39:01 AM
Thanks - I was able to find an archived backup file and it opened. Thanks for the help.

I'm curious... was there a significant change in file size between the archived backup file and the problem file?


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* August 17, 2017, 09:36:39 AM
Nope - The .bak file was about 1k different.