The System does not open certain menus
and indicates the dreaded message :
"File Found is not a Standard Database File"
file being opened has a damaged header - most likely caused by
System without shutting down correctly
There are three options open to you.....
"Recover from Back-up file"
UTILITLIES>REPAIR FILES>FIX DATA FILES>RECOVER FROM
In this case CAFAM will recover the data from the known
whenever you exit from CAFAM.
: Note that ALL your data will revert to the previous last good
position at the
Maintenance which hopefully was not too long ago
does not work or the last File Maintenance was too long ago
then the next option is
of hardware File Backup which is not part
CAFAM Software (i.e. Zip Disk, Tape Streamer etc). This
presumes you have performed one fairly recently
The third option is to try a Salvage Utility program.
We have used SALVAGE.EXE and found this product works well in
The program can be down-loaded by clicking here
and is used as follows:
Go to the MS DOS/COMMAND Prompt and change directory to the
Copy the offending file to create a back-up elsewhere
(just in case Salvage fails!)
Type SALVAGE <filename>
Then launch CAFAM and Re-index the file in the UTILITIES
the three options above,
we ourselves would try and use the third option (SALVAGE.EXE)
first because it means the least loss of current data.
Provided a back-up copy of the damaged file is made, really
you have nothing to lose in trying this first.