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Neat Receipts database failure

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Dodged a minor bullet on this one. My NeatReceipts application running on XP would not load. I had a backup database that was about a month and half old, just in case I had to reinstall or format the computer.

Shouldawouldacoulda backed up more recently.

My initial google-age of the problem was hair loss inducing; snippets of reformatting and registry searching and replacing raised my blood pressure past its usual 115 over 70.

Luckily, some smart chap figured out that if you allow the computer to create space by compressing files, the database files that SQL needs are rendered useless (for all intents and purposes). The elegantly simple solution was to uncompress them and voila! the NeatREceipts application worked once again.

And then I backed up today.


Written by spinshot

June 23, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Posted in Tech

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