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PageMaker files not opening after disk crash recovery

The hard disk on my Win98 system crashed. I was able to recover most of the data which comprised PageMaker, CorelDraw and image files. A lot of PageMaker now do not open. The rerror message that i get is "Cannot open file. This format file cannot be opened by this application." Have tried changing the position/location of the file, renamed it etc etc. have even tried opening it in InDesign... No avail. What can I do..? these are important files. Please help

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How to view corrupted pdf files? I found some broken pdf files doing a raw recovery from Ontrack and receive similar issues when trying to open these files I tried to match some up based on file size.


Use PDF Viewer Tool. A comprehensive it for fast, smooth and hassle-free recovery of data from damaged PDF documents. If you don't know how to repair corrupt PDF files damaged in a system crash, this program is exactly what you need to get the job done in seconds!
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Flash MX 2004 configuration


there are few steps you can try

Create a fresh Login ID for your Windows OS
Login with new ID
Increase your Virtual Memory
remove the slack files in Temp folder, You can use ccleaner addition to disk clean up.
Secure the registry changes, (you may you use spybot tea timer)

Please let me know the details, like your current operating system, RAM, CPU, Exact version of your Flash MX

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How to recover data after reinstalling Windows?


Working in data recovery business for years, we are used to seeing emails such as this one:
"My computer went wonky, so I decided to reinstall Windows. To make sure all the glitches are gone, I chose to reinstall from scratch on a new partition. After I installed Windows on my computer, all of my files are gone. I know that you guys have a bunch of data recovery tools. Is there a particular tool to help me recover my files? I tried your Hetman Uneraser, but it didn't find anything. Help?"

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Indeed, using a simple undelete tool won't do much good to recover files, especially if you install it onto the same disk you're about to recover files from. But first let's see what happens when you reinstall Windows.

Windows Refresh or New Installation?

There are several ways to install Windows over your existing installation. You can choose to refresh (or repair) existing OS, which is generally a non-destructive process and should NOT affect your files in any way. This method only works if you are refreshing or repairing exactly the same version of Windows as you have now. By "exactly" the same, I mean if you have a 32-bit Windows 7, you can't refresh it with a 64-bit version of the same Windows 7. It must be the same.
Sometimes you can upgrade your Windows installation to a new OS. With at least Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1 being around in 32-bit and 64-bit versions and numerous editions (Home, Professional, Ultimate, Bing and whatnot), there is a number of complicated rules affecting whether or not your existing system is upgradeable. For example, you cannot upgrade your 32-bit OS to a 64-bit version. If you install a 64-bit OS over 32-bit Windows, it will either boot side by side with your old 32-bit version, or perform a fresh install, potentially wiping your data.
While Microsoft will warn users multiple times before actually deleting partitions or reformatting existing volumes, apparently these warnings are often ignored just the way we ignore those multi-page End User License Agreements. This means data loss.

How To Recover Data After Reinstalling Windows

If you found yourself in a situation where you have a shiny fresh Windows but none of the documents, pictures and other files you had on that disk, you will need to be very careful not to make the situation worse.
First and most importantly, shut down your PC and take the disk out. You don't want running Windows on that same disk you are about to recover. You will need another computer to connect the disk to as a slave. Don't have another computer? Want to try recovering your files from within your new Windows install? Then most probably you either didn't have anything really important and worth recovering, or just don't care about your data at all. If you do, you will take your disk out and you will connect it to a PC running its own copy of Windows. (Or you can boot from a USB flash drive, of course, which is effectively the same. Just make sure you have a data recovery tool stored on that same USB flash drive).

Choosing a Data Recovery Tool

If you are about to recover files missing after reinstalling the operating system, a simple undelete tool won't cut it. The thing is, most undelete utilities will look up records in the file system, searching for traces of files and folders that are marked as deleted. However, after you reinstall Windows (especially if it was accompanied with repartitioning and/or reformatting the disk), the original file system is pretty much gone. There is nothing for traditional undelete tools to look up.
What you need is a universal tool used by data recovery specialists, such as Hetman Partition Recovery. This tool can analyze your physical hard drive in an attempt to discover the original partitions and file systems that were used by the old copy of Windows. If such partitions are discovered, they are then added to the list of volumes available for recovery.
But what if no trace of old partitions or file systems can be discovered? Even if this is the case, you can still recover many types of information such as documents (*.doc/*.docx, *.xls/*.xlsx, and several dozen other formats), pictures, videos, emails, calendars, databases, compressed archives and a lot of other information.

Special Case: SSD Drives

All information above only applies to traditional magnetic hard drives. If you installed a new copy of Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1 or Windows 10, the OS will "trim" your SSD drive, effectively erasing all traces of information that used to exist on that drive before the new OS. Not sure if your data is still recoverable? You don't have to pay for your data recovery tool right away. Instead, download the free evaluation version, let it scan your hard drive or SSD drive and see if your files can be recovered.

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I do have all the setup files of ulead photoshop 3.0 but in virus scan the Setup file is deleted. i want it back yaar.


Hello patiltusharp
Try first a system restore to put your pc back to a date prior to the virus scan .
It this doesn't succeed , download the free version of Recuva to recover deleted data from your HDD : http://download.cnet.com/Recuva/3000-2242_4-10753287.html
Other recovery tools are available here : http://www.geckoandfly.com/3163/crashed-hard-drive-hard-disk-data-recovery-software-tools-and-service/
Good luck !
fanaudi .

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I have recovered files from my 280gb external hdd using Media Recover 4.0 but it will not let me open the files?


Hello garyboorman
If it's a free share program , it will . Otherwise , it will let you open only a few files or no one at all . You will need to buy the licence key .
Best regards,
fanaudi .

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Some Quark 6.1 files crash when I open them on my Mac OS X 10.6.2. Can you help? Thanks!


Not sure if this is exactly a solution, but usually these crashes are font issues. You could try deactivating fonts in your Suitcase, or font manager, then opening the files. Quark has a hard time with font conflicts, and usually just crashes without letting you know that was the problem.

Oct 30, 2010 | Quark Academic QuarkXPress 6.1 for PC

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Hi my computer crashed and ive had a new hard drive installed and recovering stuff form my old hard drive how can I get my itunes library of songs back is it possible ? help!


try recovery softwares but don't do it yourself if you have no idea, consult the technical experts around you.here is the link; http://www.drivesaversdatarecovery.com/company-info/hall-of-fame/
Another thing is; learn to have alternative backups for your sensitive data. personally, I have never lost data becoz i do backup. Try 3GB free space from www.safecopybackup.com, if you like.

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1 Solution for "trying to open a pagemaker file and program shuts down"


This could be a couple of things, but primarily what jumps out is the file is corrupt. This might be unrecoverable. I would strongly suggest to first try someone who may have a copy of PM7 to try and open it. (Also, Indesign will open PM files, but not save them as pagemaker files, they will become Indd files).
The other thing could be that the file has embedded images that take up a lot of memory and this is leaving the computer short to run, where the application fails and crashes. Try shutting everything down and leaving just PM running to give it maximum memory access. I've encountered this before with a file that contained a very complex vector art file with lots of paths. If you have no other option, remove all the images that the file is using so it only renders screen dump images and does not have the originals to work from. If the images are embedded in the file; while PM is running, but the file is NOT open, set PM's preferences so that the display properties (under Edit/Properties) is set to "Grey Out". this will put grey boxes in place where all your images should be and you will be able to delete the offending image then.
Good luck, Please let us know how you go.

Apr 14, 2009 | Adobe PageMaker 7.0 for PC

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Translate a pagemaker file into indesign


This is from Adobe InDesign (CS3) Help module:
Convert PageMaker documents InDesign can convert document and template files from Adobe PageMaker 6.0 and later. When you open a PageMaker file, InDesign converts the original file information to native InDesign information. InDesign files are saved with an .indd filename extension.
For more information, see the PageMaker Conversion Guide (PDF) at www.adobe.com/go/learn_pmconv. Before opening the document in InDesign, you may want to do the following:
  • If the PageMaker file or its linked graphics are located on a network server, floppy disk, or removable drive, it may not open as expected if an interruption in data transfer occurs. To prevent data transfer problems, copy documents and their links to the hard disk, preferably in the same folder where the PageMaker publication is stored, before opening them in InDesign.
  • You may want to use Save As in PageMaker to clear unnecessary hidden data.
  • To ensure that all links are maintained, copy all linked files to the same folder where the PageMaker publication is stored.
  • Make sure that all necessary fonts are available in InDesign.
  • Repair broken graphics links in the PageMaker publication.
  • If you have a problem converting a large PageMaker document, convert portions of the PageMaker file separately to isolate the problem.
If you cannot open a corrupt PageMaker document in PageMaker, try opening it in InDesign. InDesign can recover most documents that PageMaker cannot open.

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Backup and recovery


Delete the System Recovery Files folder located at C:\System Recovery Files then try to run the backup.1.exe program again. I also found the you have to have the Backup.2.fbw file burned to a DVD before it will restore the files.

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