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Re: corrupt Mswkscal.wcd file

Subject: Re: corrupt Mswkscal.wcd file
From: emc
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2008 14:21:01 -0700
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.works.win
I was unable to locate the file on my CD by following the latest 
instructions.  Because I won't be able to see my old data anyways by 
reinstalling calendar, attempting to fix the file is mostly moot.  I will 
just use one of the online calendars.

"Ken" wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> Existing mswkscal.wcd file contains all your calendar data.
> 
> The mswkscal.wcd on your CD does not contain your calendar data.
> 
> Therefore if you replace the existing mswkscal.wcd with a new one it will
> not contain your calendar data.
> 
> 
> Finding hidden mswkscal.wcd
> 
> "In Vista, go to Control Panel, choose classic view on the left pane, open
> Folder Options, click the 'view' tab, select the button to 'show hidden
> files and folders', and I'd suggest you uncheck the box for "hide extensions
> for known file types". (basically the same as doing this in XP)
> 
> Also , in search, there should be an Advanced selection to include hidden
> files/folders.
> 
> Ken
> 
> "emc" <emc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:5C88BF58-45BA-46E2-AC6E-560A0240A4AA@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> | I was able to locate the file on my C drive but not on the CD.  After
> | speaking to a member of the Geek Squad where I purchased the computer, I
> | learned that the file is probably hidden on the CD and all of Works might
> | have to be reinstalled.  Their charge for this service is $40.  One thing
> he
> | mentioned is that first they would look on the internet to see whether
> they
> | could find the mswkscal.wcd to download.  I tried doing that myself but
> | couldn't find it.  Do you know where on the net that might be?
> |
> | Also,  after reading various sites about this problem, it looks like
> | replacing the file with a non-corrupt file erases all the data that was on
> | the calendar.  I am wondering whether this is accurate.
> |
> |
> | "Rich/rerat" wrote:
> |
> | > emc,
> | > 1. After the Restore CD spins up, just cancel installation, and close
> it.
> | >
> | > 2. Then from START> SEARCH> Do a search of the CD for the mswkscal.wcd
> file.
> | >
> | > 3. First alter the name of the corrupted file already installed on the
> PC,
> | > then copy and paste from the CD, a new copy of the mswkscal.wcd file
> into th
> | > same folder. The file may be installed in the following folder, if not
> do a
> | > search of All Drives in #2, so you can also see where it is installed on
> | > your PC:
> | > C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Works
> | >
> | > 4. Reboot PC, and see if you can now open MS Works Calendar.
> | >
> | > -- 
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> | >
> | >
> | > "emc" <emc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> | > news:4BD5E1A5-357F-41A7-A5A4-74F919B755C5@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> | > I have the same problem on my computer.  Works calendar does not open
> and
> | > the
> | > same message appears.  Works is not included in the Bundle folder on my
> C
> | > drive and the software cannot be reinstalled that way.  When I purchased
> my
> | > computer, the programs were provided on a Restore CD, but i do not want
> to
> | > access this CD on my computer for fear of doing a complete system
> restore.
> | > I
> | > would like to have access to my Works Calendar.
> | >
> | > "Erhardm" wrote:
> | >
> | > > Worked like a charm. Many, many thanks!
> | > > ~erhard
> | > >
> | > >
> | > > "Michel Maman" wrote:
> | > >
> | > > > Hi,
> | > > >
> | > > > The Works calendar file is an Acces file.
> | > > > You can rename the extension from wcd to mdb (use a copy) and try to
> | > > > view or
> | > > > repair the data with Microsoft Access.
> | > > >
> | > > > Regards.
> | > > >
> | > > > Michel
> | > > >
> | > > > a copy of your corrupted file
> | > > > "Erhardm" <Erhardm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> a ÃÂcrit dans le
> message
> | > > > de
> | > > > news: 05B91ADF-E419-44DB-A365-D2FB3F0B5ECC@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> | > > > > Is there any way to retrieve the data off this file?
> | > > > >
> | > > > > I was unable to open the Works Calendar (I'm using 6.0) and
> getting
> | > > > > the
> | > > > > following error message:
> | > > > >
> | > > > > "Works cannot access one or more files it needs to run the
> calendar.
> | > > > > The
> | > > > > files may have been renamed, deleted or moved. Try reinstalling
> Works,
> | > > > > and
> | > > > > then starting the program again."
> | > > > >
> | > > > > I found KnowledgeBase article #303858 and followed the
> instructions. I
> | > > > > was
> | > > > > able to open the Works Calendar after replacing my existing
> | > > > > mswkscal.wcd
> | > > > > file
> | > > > > with the file off the installation CD. This leads me to believe
> that
> | > > > > mine
> | > > > > had
> | > > > > become corupted.
> | > > > >
> | > > > > Is there any way to retrieve the appointment information?
> | > > > >
> | > > > > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> | > > > >
> | > > > > Thanks,
> | > > > >
> | > > > > Erhardm
> | > > >
> | > > >
> | > > >
> | >
> | >
> | >
> 
> 

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