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Any ways to edit the file RecoveryData ?

Mar 2, 2012 5:46 AM

Tags: #cs5 #recovery #auto-recovery

Good day fellow InDesign users.


in point form :

- had a file opened and saved on a server,

- server imploded. File is destroyed.

- have a backup copy (missing a day's worth of work) on my local disk

- Recovery data exists (made a backup copy of it)

- The file "RecoveryData" contains the path to the original and now very unavailable file

- tried to edit the path to said file to something like C:\Users\blabla


Indesign wont use the modified RecoveryData file.


SO is there a way to edit that file so it dont mess up the file integrity ?


Many thanks for your help ^^



  • John Hawkinson
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    Jun 25, 2009
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    Mar 2, 2012 9:12 PM   in reply to UgoLeFoo

    You could mount a remote drive at the old server's path (or a local drive using whatever the modern windows equivalent of ASSIGN is) and move the backup copy there so that when InDesign tries to use the old path, it still works...

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