Re: Unable to delete a message
On 12/06/2019 07:44, Andrew Pinder wrote:
> MsgServe/Messenger reported a disc fault while debatching. After
> cancelling the error message the messages got debatched again
> automatically. DiskKnight showed that the disk is OK.
DiscKnight only makes sure that the filing system makes sense to RISC
OS, it doesn't check the the contents of files, or that the entire disk
can be read. The latter is done by the *verify command or the Verify GUI
option from the drive menu.
If any disc faults are reported I recommend pressing F12 (not Ctrl+F12)
This will check the entire disc surface for sectors which cannot be
read, and the advantage over the GUI is that it will also warn of any
sectors on the verge of failing (which require retries to read) by
printing question marks.
If you get any faults, or question marks, replace the disc immediately.
> I found two copies
> of some of the messages and was able to delete copies, except for one -
> presumably the one that was being debatched when the crash happened.
> Attempting to delete the message gives an "Article not found" error.
> Any idea how to actually get rid of the message?
You could try repair folder from MPro, but if you get another disc
fault, it means a message file sits over a bad sector.
When you've got a new disc, you can use DiscKnight's backup option to
copy as much data as possible to the new disc, retrying multiple times
to read sectors on the verge of failing.
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