We have had numerous problems recently with students being unable to open Mathematica
files due to a "corrupt file cache."
This page is simply a local (paraphrased) copy of information found at the Wolfram Research website
detailing how to recover from this situation. (It is up-to-date as of April 15, 2003;
visit wolfram.com for updates.)
- Right-click on this link: Corruption.m and select "Save Target As...".
Save it to an easy-to-locate place (e.g., "H:\Corruption.m").
- Open a blank notebook in Mathematica, and issue the command:
(changing "H:\" to specify wherever you saved it.)
- Suppose that your corrupt notebook is called "Taylor Series.nb" and is saved in
the "Calculus" folder on your network (H:) drive. You should issue the command:
This command reads in the cells from the notebook and puts them into a new untitled window.
Bad cells are unformatted, given a cell tag of "junk", and appear as
red bold text.
These junk cells can usually be safely ignored (and deleted).
- Save the salvaged notebook with a new name.