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card file corrupted

card file corrupted

card file corrupted

Twice in the last 2 weeks, I have noticed a card that has been corrupted.  The first time, it was the first card in the file.  All of the fields were carried into the card itself.  For instance, Last Name showed Last Name instead of Jones.  This time, the information from one card partially appeared in the fields of another card.
Any suggestions?

RE: card file corrupted

For those of you that don't back up your files, I was able, in both instances, to retrieve the damaged card from my backup.

RE: card file corrupted

Dear mm1950,

Usually something like you have described happens if you rename a field that had a reserved character in the name.
These (reserved characters) are symbols that Windows  will NOT allow you to name a file with, even though Sidekick will let you UNFORTUNATELY name a field with them.

Examples of these reserved characters are:

You can use:

If you have unwisely used these characters, the only solution is to create a cardfile from scratch that does NOT contain them and copy your cards over after matching the fields in the match field dialog.

Regards Jim
Check the FAQ area of this Forum for answers (If there are any FAQs!) , it could save you a lot of time and effort!

RE: card file corrupted

Excellent info James33, thanks!

Frank H.

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