Need help repairing a damaged DF1 database
I’ve inherited a client that is running a POS system based on OMNIS7. It is using some .DF(x) databases.
Unfortunately the developer of the software isn’t around the support it anymore.
The program can still be opened, but faults with a debug window stating that “E101009: The data files are full”
A “quick check” using repair tool supplied with the software of the data file reveals that it “Needs Repair. The free block structure is damaged”. The repair function reaches a certain number of records (the same each time) before seeming to freeze.
If I go to “Utilities” – “Examine Data File” – “Data File” – “Check free blocks”, it crashes rather nicely.
However it did let me “Change the Data File Size” successfully, although this made no difference.
Does anyone have any advice on how I might be able to resolve this ? I’ve read a few posts about exporting the data to a new database but I’m not sure how to facilitate this. Are there 3rd party repair tools available ? Would there be anyone interested in tackling this for me ??
Any help would be greatly appreciated.