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Retrieve Scripts from Corrupted Mach 4 Profile
« on: November 16, 2019, 01:26:14 PM »
So I have managed to crash Mach 4 to the point where I cannot even load my profile or restore the backups from the loader screen. I have an offline backup that I will be able to restore, however I do not have the changes to the Screen Load script, PLC script, or any other button scripts saved since this last backup.

Is there a way to access the Screen Script master file from the C:/Mach4Hobby directory so I can attempt to recover some of these changes?

I looked but could only find the modules I created.

Thanks :(
Re: Retrieve Scripts from Corrupted Mach 4 Profile
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2019, 06:28:49 PM »
there may be a way but I haven't found it either. The teawks you have made to Mach4 in the screen load script, PLC etc are
stored in the screen set. If you have an individualized screen set, ie a copy of wx4.set, say, but with a distinct name then
when you update Mach4 to the latest build the incoming 'fresh' copy of wx4.set (which overwrites the existing copy)
will not overwrite your distinctly named copy.

Its for this reason that its ALWAYS recommended to have an individualized screen set.

My understanding is that the screen set (file with the .set extension) is in fact a database. If you know the correct means
you can access, edit, copy etc the individual components of the set. I don't know how and those who do sound as if such a thing
is so prosaic that embarrassment (read mis-placed pride) prevents me from asking.

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