[EpiData-list] Re: corrupted files

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Fri Aug 10 02:10:26 CDT 2012

Nicole, one thing you can do is to transfer in your own PC all your colleague's Epidata files (.rec, .chk, .qes). Then you can verify the integrity of his/her Epidata rec file by simulating a data entry in his/her database. If it is OK, you can perform the validation of your duplicate files. Hope it will work. 

Dr Ndrina 

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Objet: [EpiData-list] Re: corrupted files 


How do you exchange the .rec-files? Via a Unix operating system to 
Windows, e.g. via the internet? It may happen that this modifies the 
<cr><lf> (carriage return/line feeds) at the end of the lines. 

One solution would be to send/receive files packed in .zip files, that 
way the <cr><lf> characters should be kept as they are. Another 
possibility is using a good text editor (like Ultra Edit) that allows to 
modify the CR/LFs from Unix text file to Windows text files or vice 
versa (i.e. to repair them). 

Please let me know whether this was helpful! 

Nicole wrote: 
> I cannot open the EpiData rec files from my colleague, the error 
> message "one or more records are corrupted" shows up. My colleague 
> can open the files normally. We are both using EpiData version 3.1. 
> I looked at the files in the notepad, but it seems to me that they 
> look like my own files (which are fine). 
> Can somebody help me? I need my colleague's files to validate 
> duplicate files with my files. 

Dr. Dirk Enzmann 
Institute of Criminal Sciences 
Dept. of Criminology 
Rothenbaumchaussee 33 
D-20148 Hamburg 

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