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XP System Restore changes cty file

Hi all,

Don't know if this has been covered already, but I was working on a site on Sunday.  At some point the system created a restore point.

On Monday I was messing around with some wifi settings and managed to mess it up, so I did a system restore back to the previous day.

I opened the cty file I had been working on later that night and half my work had gone.  After a short panic I wondered if the restore had done something to the file, so I undid the restore, opened the cty file and all my work was back!

So how to get around this...

I zipped up the cty file then re-restored.  The unzipped cty file again 'lost' half of its contents, but the zipped one was protected.

So really what I wanna know is, how come the system restore affects the cty file?  Does XP restore access databases?

I have Office XP installed if that makes any difference.


Tuesday, April 6, 2004

I've noticed this also using System Restore in XP; it does change .cty files back to the state they were in at the restore point. I don't have any insights into this, but can confirm your experience.

Wednesday, April 7, 2004

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