data file crashes gnucash
donaldcallen at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 10:42:42 EDT 2009
On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 10:14 AM, Lenore Horner
<LenoreHorner at sbcglobal.net>wrote:
> I had a similar problem a while ago. The solution was to unzip the file to
> xml format and then use Safari (or probably Firefox too) to open the file.
> Safari then complained about bad xml and spat out - in nearly unreadable
> format - the file up to the error. That let be figure out where the error
> was. I never figured out what the problem was: I ended up deleting the
> offending text field and retyping the same text and it worked after that.
Assuming only the main file is affected (it wasn't clear from the original
post), rather than hand-editing that file, why not use the normal,
documented gnucash recovery procedure -- open the latest .xac file and then
import the subsequent .log files?
> On Mar 30, 2009, at 00:06 , genericmaillists at gmail.com wrote:
> My data file apparently became corrupt between closing it last night
>> and opening it tonight.
>> Initially gnucash would not open so I started trouble shooting to
>> find the problem. I run Linux so I launched a KDE console and tried
>> to run gnucash. The information dumped to the screen did not reveal
>> anything useful. I tried opening one of the *.xac files.
>> I have at least been able to get as far as being able to open the
>> data file but as soon as I try to open any of the accounts in the
>> data file, gnucash exists instantly without warning or error
>> From the file manager I right clicked the data file and selected
>> open with ark. Then I opened the file in the ark window with Kate.
>> all my data is there.
>> I hope I don't have to manually re-enter all that data in a new
>> Can any one tell me how to recover this data file so I can use it?
>> Thanks for any help I can get.
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