The following error occurs when opening a
specific Lotus Approach file (.apr):
"Record Header Size 0x8006 bytes too small."
This issue can indicate a damaged Approach file.
If the error occurs when a file is accessed on a network, try bringing
the file down to your local hard drive and opening it from there. If the
error does not occur, you may have a damaged network card.
If the issue occurs when the file is opened locally, the file is
probably damaged. In some cases, launching the database separately and
importing the Approach file may resolve the issue and retain most of the
Approach file design elements. In other cases, the file size for the
.apr file is indicated as zero (0) bytes. In this case, there is no real
data in the file and the file cannot be retrieved. The only workaround
is to restore a backup copy. Best Practices Tip
: It is a
good idea to create a backup copy of an Approach file before making any
significant design changes. Open the file and from the File menu,
choose Save As --> type a different file name. You will be prompted
to also rename any associated databases which you can choose to do or
not. As long as the .apr is the only file that is corrupt, the backup
copy can always be associated with the current .dbf datab