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help :( corrupt container field trashed my database


kev100
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Hello, I;ve just done a lot of work on our database and, although I've made a backup, I've got a real problem. In an effort to trim the size of the thig down, I decided to delete several container fields (these held picture files –*jpgs, tiffs, gifs) from the fields window. I selected the fields in the list, and clicked delete. Filemaker started processing the request, so I went for a coffee. When I cam eback Filemaker had crashed, wouldn't reopen the database (kept crashing), and the recover command returned a message about the database being corrupt/damaged and couldn't be recovered.

 

The problem is, of course, that although I can reopen the backup file, what do I do about the container fields?

 

Hope you can help.

 

Kev.

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Hi, nevermind. Just saved a clone of the database, then imported all but the container files into the clone, then just deleted the (now empty) container fields from the new cloned file.

 

Simple really.

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