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EG projects corrupted

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Active projects become corrupted when left open for long enough and cannot be saved, resulting in lost work. When attempting to save, I got error like 'could not find a part of the path ...' 

 

 It was a project that had been open for a week and when I went to close it down, nothing worked. 

 

Appreciate if someone guide me to overcome this error.

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Re: EG projects corrupted

a) important work needs regular saving and backup!

b) if the target is on a remote machine, don't keep files open for a longer time at all. Network outages can easily kill an open file.

c) if you store projects in metadata, or to the SAS server through Files in EG, this is even more important.

 

So I'd recommend closing project files daily to allow the backup engine to save a valid, consistent version of the project file.

 

Since EG projects are zipped files, you can try to open the file with a compression/archiving utility (eg 7-zip) and retrieve at least parts of the information.

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Re: EG projects corrupted

Thank you for the suggestion.

 

Any other possibilities to recover the projects apart from compression/archiving utility?

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Re: EG projects corrupted

Since the file as such is compressed, only a tool that opens such files can help in recovering a corrupted egp file. If the compression as such is defective, you're hosed.

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Re: EG projects corrupted

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SAS Notes should be the first source to check. There are a number of notes on this topic like this:

 

http://support.sas.com/kb/48/301.html 

 

[Kurt] Edited the URL in the link, as it lead to a "page unavailable" in my browser

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