Posted By:Gary Miller
Subject:Corrupted PAF5 File
Post Date:July 08, 2007 at 10:38:18
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Something went wrong on Friday with my PAF5 file. I first noticed on my office computer that a parent was appearing as a child in a family. It was the end of the day though and I did (foolishly) as I usually do and backed it up on my flash drive. When I got home I copied the file to my laptop.

Then I noticed several more such problems. Finally a search of the names in file (using the binoculars icon) showed only the first few names -- about 7,350 of the 7,400 (all hand entered with notes over the last 10 years) were there.

I can see the names using the 'Family' tab. But in the individual list it stops at the first 50 names (,Anna).

The problem is that my 2 backups (my flash drive and my laptop) have the same file.

Is there a way to repair a PAF file or to restore a file to an earlier date (ie last week)?

Thank you,

Gary Miller