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Xtree---Sparq external drive trouble

Posted By: Ron <>
Date: Apr-1-1999 8:03 a.m.

The Xtree was recommended to me to help with the following problem...and I would appreciate any help as I have no idea what Xtree is..
The problem is that I can't access my files on my SparQ 1.gig external drive..
Weird....somehow???some of my directories from my start up cartridge
appeared on my other cartridges the only problem is that they do not
read and I cannot delete them I get an error message that says it cannot
read the directories and the files show up as gibberish. All the other
directories and files are fine..I now have Howdy and all of the other
start up programs unreadable on different cartridges.. Does anyone know
how to access just the bad directories as I do not want to wipe the
endire cartridge. I can't use Norton Wipe on the directories or files
--won't read them.. I received the following answer.

Nothing weird about it. Take whatever disk caching software you are using
>>and throw it in the trash. What happened was a directory change was
>>cached in memory and the cart was removed before the cache was flushed.
>>You then stuck in a new/different cart, and it flushed the directory
>>change to the FAT without any of the supporting file changes since they
>>had already been written.
>>
>>Unless you are confident enough to boot DOS and use the old NORTON FAT
>>editor (you know, before Symantec bought the company/product and ran it
>>into the ground), you cannot fix this problem.

You need a copy of Norton utilities for DOS that supports the sparq.

If you can access the drive in DOS you may find a copy of XTREE floating
around somewhere that will let you do things to it as well.

Can anyone help??
>>

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