8kb? Forget it. That file is toast.
Go back to the last machine that you saved successfully and get back to
I'd concur with Bob, but also you sent me a private email (don't do that! post to the forum!) with an attachment that was 124 bytes. 8kb or 124 bytes, which is it?
Also, IDML files are really .zip files. So you can rename it to .zip and try extracting it (or even repairing it with a .zip repair tool), and see what happens. If you can't extract it, well, ID won't either.
But I think you are going to need to go to your backups.
Ok thanks Bob, anyone else for breakfast?
Toast is on the menu... BURNT!
Luckily I still have all the elements & can rip all the text out of the PDF to populate it again, just needs formatting... just a set back!
For future reference, when working on latest versions of iD eg: CS6, then switching back to odler versions CS5 for example... what is the best format to save the files in when flipping from machine to machine/verion to version?
I know dont do it, but I have too due to my comimitments.
I know its not condusive to work on multiple machines via a USB drive... but Im crazy busy!!!
Thanks again Bob
You don't really have any choice.
The best format is the native format.
The only format that is backwards compatible is IDML.
Save in both, keep all older versions, keep good backups.
My advice is DON'T. But if you absolutely have to, save the file in a
dropbox folder and export to IDML into that folder.
If anything goes wrong you can go back to an earlier version quite easily.
Here's some reading on the subject:
Hi John, taken on board!
I've tried recovering the files via terminal with no luck!
Great to know this little utility
I will try on my machine at home as a last resort!
Guess you learn from your mistakes!
Certainly, wahtever you do, don't work directly off the USB drive. Copy the files to the hard drive, edit, then copy back to the USB drive to transport.
Hmmm That did cross my mind each time I removed the drive!
I got burnt.
I usually make duplicate file when making any amends as to enable you to revert back to any older previous version with ease & efficiency! EG V1 V2 V3....
Very useful for particular clients indeed!
Thank you all