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SAFE model files of binary format may become corrupted due to:

  • Network congestion or connectivity issues when saving to a network location.
  • Interference from file indexing or anti-virus software.

Files may be recovered through one of the following methods:

  • In binary format, open the model backup file, which is the FBK extension automatically created.
  • In text format, import the model backup file, which is the $SF extension automatically created.

Each of these backup files should be located with the FDB file, and should reflect the most recently saved model.

Can a previous SAFE model be recovered?

Extended Question: I accidently saved a SAFE model over the previous version. Can the previous model be recovered?

Answer: Once the previous FBK, $SF, and FDB files no longer exist, there is no way to recover the previous model.

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