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Re: [Solved] Database unable to open

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:05 am
by RoryOF
As I understand it, to make hard drives appear faster, with the reduction in memory cost and the availability of low cost controllers, internal buffering has been built into hard drives. They remember the data sent to them, then sort it, so that it can be written in one movement of the heads across the disk platters. This makes modern hard drives much quieter - old codgers such as myself and several other Forum volunteers remember the constant "zip zip, click zip click" of older hard disks.

If the power goes off before these internal buffers in the drive have been written, that data is lost. So a good practice is to wait a few seconds for drives to finish their work after an "OK to power off message" from the operating system. That message has no knowledge of the internal buffering of the hard drives and the few extra seconds that one may wait is a lot less than the time taken to attempt to recover a damaged file/data, and ultimately to rebuild it.

Re: [Solved] Database unable to open

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:35 pm
by temotech
I need help . I have a odb database that i can't open anymore. do you any program that can fix it.

Re: [Solved] Database unable to open

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:43 pm
by temotech
I need help. My odb database is "out of service"!!!!!

Re: [Solved] Database unable to open

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:24 pm
by Sliderule
temotech wrote:I need help . I have a odb database that i can't open anymore. do you any program that can fix it.

Since you cannot open your Base file ( *.odb ) . . . if you post your file here, or, some other file sharing link ( such as MediaFire http://www.mediafire.com/ ) so I can determine if I might be able to open the file ( at least the database portion ) . . . I will try to help.

Sliderule

Re: [Solved] Database unable to open

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:15 pm
by temotech
this is the address: http://www.mediafire.com/file/291tl1ukz ... esktop.zip
Thanks for help Sliderule

Re: [Solved] Database unable to open

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:09 pm
by Sliderule
temotech:

I am sending you a PM ( Private Message ) regarding the status of you database.

Please read it and let me know how I should proceed.

Sliderule

Re: [Solved] Database unable to open

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 10:01 am
by ChrisS
Good day,

I need urgent help please!

I've been working on my database for a couple of years now and have all our clients' information on this database. I did reporting on it yesterday (2018/05/02) and everything worked fine. I saved and exited like I always do. Then this morning when I wanted to open my database, it just doent open at all. First I thouht it might be an OpenOffice issue, but I can create a new database so it is not the program...

Does anyone have any advise on how I can resolve this problem?

Thank you,

Chris

Re: [Solved] Database unable to open

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 3:00 pm
by Sliderule
ChrisS wrote:Good day,

I need urgent help please!

I've been working on my database for a couple of years now and have all our clients' information on this database. I did reporting on it yesterday (2018/05/02) and everything worked fine. I saved and exited like I always do. Then this morning when I wanted to open my database, it just doent open at all. First I thouht it might be an OpenOffice issue, but I can create a new database so it is not the program...

Does anyone have any advise on how I can resolve this problem?

Thank you,

Chris

Since you cannot open your Base file ( *.odb ) . . . if you post your file here, or, some other file sharing link ( such as MediaFire http://www.mediafire.com/ ) so I can determine if I might be able to open the file ( at least the database portion ) . . . I will try to help.

NOTE: OpenOffice Version 3.3 is a very old ( too old ) version. Additionally, since this is such an IMPORTANT / URGENT set of information, you should always have a backup of the file.

Sliderule

Re: [Solved] Database unable to open

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 3:29 pm
by ChrisS
Sliderule wrote:
ChrisS wrote:Good day,

I need urgent help please!

I've been working on my database for a couple of years now and have all our clients' information on this database. I did reporting on it yesterday (2018/05/02) and everything worked fine. I saved and exited like I always do. Then this morning when I wanted to open my database, it just doent open at all. First I thouht it might be an OpenOffice issue, but I can create a new database so it is not the program...

Does anyone have any advise on how I can resolve this problem?

Thank you,

Chris

Since you cannot open your Base file ( *.odb ) . . . if you post your file here, or, some other file sharing link ( such as MediaFire http://www.mediafire.com/ ) so I can determine if I might be able to open the file ( at least the database portion ) . . . I will try to help.

NOTE: OpenOffice Version 3.3 is a very old ( too old ) version. Additionally, since this is such an IMPORTANT / URGENT set of information, you should always have a backup of the file.

Sliderule


Hi,

Thank you for the reply. I've sent you a PM with the "MediaFire" link to the shared file.

Re: [Solved] Database unable to open

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:51 pm
by Joe19
Hello, unfortunately I experienced the same problem. Once I opened the database, it gave a menu with different options for the file type. No matter which one I select, Open Office still doesn't recognize the format. I also installed the latest version and the problem persists. Can someone please send me directions on how to make it open, or it usually crashes in different ways and there is no general way to fix it?

Thanks a lot.

Joe

OpenOffice 4.1.5

Re: [Solved] Database unable to open

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:18 am
by Sliderule
Joe19:

I am sending you a PM ( Private Message ) regarding the status of you database.

Please read it and let me know how I should proceed.

Sliderule

Re: [Solved] Database unable to open

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:21 pm
by Joe19
Sliderule successfully fixed the database, and of course as every situation is different, it is difficult to provide general solution. Thank you very much!

Re: [Solved] Database unable to open

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:44 pm
by Smullie1
Same problem here, hope you can help me too....

Re: [Solved] Database unable to open

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:28 pm
by Smullie1
Guess I'm up for a PM by Sliderule...Same problem here.

Thx in advance!

Re: [Solved] Database unable to open

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:57 pm
by Krokodille238
I might be the latest victim, of the database crash history in this forum. I have a database I'm been working on, for many years now, and suddenly it stop working. when I try to open it, I get the "Filter Selection" page. I would appreciate some help, to get it up running again.

Re: [Solved] Database unable to open

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:35 pm
by Sliderule
Krokodille238:

I am sending you a PM ( Private Message ) regarding the status of you database.

Please read it and let me know how I should proceed.

Sliderule

Re: [Solved] Database unable to open

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:32 pm
by Krokodille238
Thanks Sliderule. My database is fully recovered and working again (thats nearly 30 years of work you saved), so again many thanks for your help.

Krokodille238

Re: [Solved] Database unable to open

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:00 pm
by michaelboix
Hi,
i also need help with an .odb file,
you may can help me?

Kind regards
Michael

Re: [Solved] Database unable to open

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:37 pm
by Sliderule
michaelboix:

I am sending you a PM ( Private Message ) regarding the status of you database.

Please read it and let me know how I should proceed.

Sliderule

Re: [Solved] Database unable to open

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:33 pm
by sandfork4@gmail.com
unable to open db same problem need the fix.

Re: [Solved] Database unable to open

PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:03 am
by Sliderule
sandfork4 @ gmail.com:

I am sending you a PM ( Private Message ) regarding the status of your database.

Please read it and let me know how I should proceed.

Sliderule

Re: [Solved] Database unable to open

PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:30 am
by sandfork4@gmail.com
Problem fixed