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Possible issues (particularly within an individual session):
Heavy cut & paste operations
Many Preview instances
Many generate operations
Exiting too soon after a generate operation
Many DHTML operations (popups, etc.)
Imports (Word, PDF, Excel, etc.), especially with unorthodox formatting
Many conditional tags
Shaky source control configuration
Invasive anti-virus product
Hidden network-share configurations
Feature overload (Glossary, browse sequences, drop-downs, expanded text, image maps, etc., etc., etc.)
If you have the Technical Communication Suite, at least you'll be able to create a new project without having to recover all those files you describe. Of course, RoboHelp should not be doing what you describe, as it is.
Good news! I think I got this fixed. I deleted the CPD and XPJ files and reopened the project using the HHP file. I also deleted a residual folder from X5 that was causing the links to break. So the project rebuilt itself without a single broken link. Still not sure why this is happening in RH7. I'm working off my local drive.
Hello Rich -
Great! So, can you share the name of the folder you deleted?
Well, the folder I deleted was a user-created one that my boss had made. But here is an example: the project had a folder called "Authorizations" in Project Manager. But when I opened the project folder in Explorer, there was the Authorizations folder, but then another duplicate folder with that name was inside a folder called "Online Help". This Online Help folder had just odds and ends thrown in it. What it would do though is cause RH to break the links to the legitimate topics in the Authorizations folder and this folder would not appear when I rebuilt the project. Because this folder existed on two levels, it seemed to confuse RH so it would leave it out all together. When I deleted this unnecessary folder, the project rebuilt without any problems. So I think it's important if you inherit a project to make sure there aren't any residual folders that might conflict with existing ones. Hope this helps-
All the best,
Hello Rich -
Thanks for sharing with the forum! Motto:
MISS / KISS
(make it stupid simple / keep it stupid simple)