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#83075 by tlarso
Tue Jun 25, 2024 12:48 pm
I am trying to open a drawing from 1994 with DataCAD 22 and get a compression error 106. I believe the original drawing was a .DC3 or .DC5 file format. I also have other drawings from the time. I have copied the files to a CDR disk and to my computer from a 3" floppy disk and still get the same error message. Any help I can get is greatly appreciated.
#83077 by MtnArch
Tue Jun 25, 2024 3:03 pm
May be a simplistic answer, but have you checked to make sure the file isn't 'Read Only'?

The next best option would be to send it to Dcad LLC to see if they can find what the problem is. Another avenue may be to email a file to one of us on the forum to see if we can duplicate the error
#83084 by MtnArch
Tue Jul 02, 2024 1:19 pm
Glad you found the culprit - and hopefully didn't wreak too much havoc for you!
#83086 by joshhuggins
Tue Jul 02, 2024 3:40 pm
If anyone has anything else of value stored on old floppies, CD-R, CD+R, DVD-R, DVD+R or other older media that is not archive lifespan rated, I would get it off of those old mediums ASAP and brace yourself for loss of data that has most likely occurred.
#83093 by MtnArch
Wed Jul 03, 2024 3:28 pm
Unfortunately that's too true. Still have some 3.5" discs, CD's and DVD's and readers, but I think I have everything (or most) saved to a hard drive and the cloud.
#83097 by Dave
Fri Jul 05, 2024 7:37 pm
joshhuggins wrote:If anyone has anything else of value stored on old floppies, CD-R, CD+R, DVD-R, DVD+R or other older media that is not archive lifespan rated, I would get it off of those old mediums ASAP and brace yourself for loss of data that has most likely occurred.


So are you saying the old single sided 8" 160kb floppies I have out in the garage may be no good.... :D

DaveR
#83098 by joshhuggins
Fri Jul 05, 2024 8:22 pm
Dave wrote:So are you saying the old single sided 8" 160kb floppies I have out in the garage may be no good.... :D
Naa, I would never say that, they make great coasters! :lol:

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