[scribus] Scribus files "Corrupted"
cbradney at scribus.info
Fri Oct 14 19:28:12 UTC 2016
> On 14 Oct 2016, at 19:59, Ian Whitfield <whitfield at telkomsa.net> wrote:
> *Hi All*
> Very strange happening to me this week!!
> I have been using Scribus for several years now - and LOVE it and not had any serious problems at all!!
> Two days ago I was working on my monthly Newsletter and there was a Power Cut, (I live in Africa!!). A couple of hours later the Power came back on and I started the Computer to carry on working. Scribus reported that the file was corrupt so I went to the Folder to bring-up the Autosave file,( have done this before and it works fine), but this time I noticed that BOTH the original file AND the Autosave file were Zero Bytes!!! Still listed but no content!! They had both been approx 30Mb.
> I checked the files with a Text editor and they are completely blank!!
> Now I can understand, and except, that the primary file could get "corrupt" or damaged with the Power cut but what worries me is the fact that both the Primary AND the Autosave file were taken out!! To me this is most unacceptable and should NEVER happen!!! Otherwise what is the use of the Autosave function??
> Anyone else seen or experienced this?? Or maybe have an idea what happened.
> I run Scribus ver 1.4.6 on PClinuxOS 64-bit.
> Thanks guys!!
> Pretoria RSA
If your computer is shutdown incorrectly, anything can happen to files that are open or already on disk but accessed by the system. It totally depends on the state of the operating system. You cannot blame Scribus for this. One reason *might* be that the autosave file was in the midst of creation, thereby being lost, and the file you had open.. was open. Buy yourself a small UPS and avoid the power failures and load shedding that happens in Africa.
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