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thomas84
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Error meassage when reading file

Postby thomas84 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:23 am

Hi guys,

I receive this error message when I try to open my Eviews file: "File does not meet .WF1 workfile specification. See also screenshot in attached document. Any suggestions? I had done some work in this file and would like to recover it.

Thanks,
Thomas
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startz
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Re: Error meassage when reading file

Postby startz » Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:49 am

Either it's not an EViews file or the file has been corrupted. In the latter case, if you have a backup file with the extension "~.f1" make a copy, change the extension to "wf1" and try loading that.

thomas84
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Re: Error meassage when reading file

Postby thomas84 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:44 am

Thank you. How would I change the extension to wf1? I do have a "~.fi" file byt when I try to open it wiht Eviews7 it open it in a different program (virtualization client, some art design program) which is very strange. Therefore, I cannot change the extension using the "save as" function like I would normally do.

startz
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Re: Error meassage when reading file

Postby startz » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:06 am

Just change in the file name in Windows.

thomas84
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Re: Error meassage when reading file

Postby thomas84 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:38 am

Ok, I have done this. However, the error meassage remains to be the same. Any other ideas to restore the file? Thank you.

startz
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Re: Error meassage when reading file

Postby startz » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:43 am

My guess is you're out of luck.


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