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machine.ini file corrupted on mach4
« on: May 23, 2018, 11:09:27 AM »
The machine.ini file is suddenly corrupted and I only have a very old backup of the file, so I hope someone can help me out recovering it.

I think the file got corrupted because a user of the machine shut down Mach4 during initialization of the program, probably just when mach4 read from the file. Do you know if it stored a backup somewhere, or does any of you know a way to restore the attached file (had to zip it to allow upload). File appears to be full of data, however not something I am able to read with notepad or notepad++.
Re: machine.ini file corrupted on mach4
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2018, 11:14:25 AM »
Congrats to me. I didn't look in the backup folder. Found a good version of the file. All good and sorry for not doing my research properly before posting!

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Re: machine.ini file corrupted on mach4
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2018, 12:00:10 PM »
Make your self a spreadsheet in excel

One page for each tab

Then fill it in with your setting ,keep it safe ,then you can rebuild in the event of failure

If it’s a spreadsheet you can keep it updated

Paper copy wins every time for backup
Re: machine.ini file corrupted on mach4
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2018, 09:37:19 AM »
Make your self a spreadsheet in excel

One page for each tab

Then fill it in with your setting ,keep it safe ,then you can rebuild in the event of failure

If it’s a spreadsheet you can keep it updated

Paper copy wins every time for backup


This is an excellent idea. There is a spreadsheet posted in the Mach3 side of this forum for those transitioning from Mach3 to Mach4 but it can also be handy just to collect and save your settings.

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,37090.0.html
Newfangled Solutions Helpdesk: http://support.machsupport.com
YouTube Support Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/MachSupportOfficial
Re: machine.ini file corrupted on mach4
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2018, 04:18:02 PM »
I use a seperate disk with a batch file which runs on a windows Schedule which auto backs up my whole Mach4 Folder once a week. Also have a complete Windows image also on an external hard drive. Everyone has that one big failure when a rookie and then you learn real quick like i did haha

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Re: machine.ini file corrupted on mach4
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2018, 01:47:45 AM »
My favourite quote is

There are those that backup their pc and those that will