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  1.    #1  
    Is there any utility that checks for the integrity of this vital file?

    I got a corrupt Savedpreferences file this afternoon. BBVFS would not restore it fron the last checkpoint, complaining that a bad record could not be restored.

    If BBVFS checks for bad records when restoring why doesn't it check this while backing up?

    Anyway, the good old Palm Desktop Backup seems to have restored the file and the settings .. but maybe I'm sitting on a ticking time bomb, waiting to bite me in the A** at the least opportune moment...

    We need a utility to check and repair this file (and any other vital system files).
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    Aloke
    Cingular GSM
    Software:Treo650-1.17-CNG
    Firmware:01.51 Hardware:A
  2. #3  
    Don't forget unsavedpreferences.pdb. I've had my share of corrupted saved and unsavedpreferences.
  3. #4  
    does this cause the crashes to happen? I mean out of the blue when sending images thru email with Acid Image Pro, boom it crashes. But sometimes the same procedure does nothing.
    Fred
    Cingular 680
  4.    #5  
    I think corrupt saved preferences are more often caused by crashes or the memory manager clearing NVFS cache when applications are not expecting it to .. The symptom is losing all customisation and registration information.

    Corrupt saved preferences can also cause crashes when hotsyncing or when the file is accessed by other programs.
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    Aloke
    Cingular GSM
    Software:Treo650-1.17-CNG
    Firmware:01.51 Hardware:A
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    Soo...does anybody wanna fix this with some kinda utility?? The resco guys could prolly fix this since they know more about memory issues than anybody else, right?? RLock is a prime example.
  6.    #7  
    I was going to e-mail them with the suggestion to add this to their wonderful swiss-army-knife software, the Explorer.
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    Aloke
    Cingular GSM
    Software:Treo650-1.17-CNG
    Firmware:01.51 Hardware:A
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    I downloaded PRCedit from Shadowmites website and was able to open my saved preferences. I deleted a few files that understood and were related to files I no longer have on my palm but the rest (about 98%) I had no clue what they meant!!! So we need a tutorial or something.
    Palm V to the Palm 505 to the Palm 515 to the Zire 71 to Treo 600 to the Treo 650 to the Treo 700 to the Treo 755 to the Treo 700w (30 days hated it) to the Treo 755p to the Blackberry World Edition (Hated it) to the PALM PRE!
  8. #9  
    You can try Systool and CleanUp, both can open Saved/Unsaved Preferences.
  9. #10  
    ...as can FileZ.
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    Yeah, but can they identify corrupt records and delete them?
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    Aloke
    Cingular GSM
    Software:Treo650-1.17-CNG
    Firmware:01.51 Hardware:A
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    They can delete them; determining if they might be corrupt is up to you.
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  12.    #13  
    After a reset caused by a software crash, if one finds all saved preferences gone, it would be nice if a utility can scan, identify and fix corruptions in the file. Then the Treo will be 90% functional (except for the programs affected by the corruption). All in a short order.

    It happened to me when I was on the road. BBVFS refused to restore the file from checkpoints. I was without the services of many applications until I was able to restore the file from the Palm Desktop backup.

    I have e-mailed to Resco suggesting that they add this to the Explorer ...
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    Aloke
    Cingular GSM
    Software:Treo650-1.17-CNG
    Firmware:01.51 Hardware:A

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