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  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,790 points)

    I'm wondering why Apple take time to deliver Help resources.

     

    Go to Applications > Utilities

    You will see the icon of the Script Editor.

    2012-02-19T22.03.29.jpg

    Double click it.

    You will get :

    2012-02-19T22.07.21.jpg

    In my message, select the script contents :

    2012-02-19T22.08.00.jpg

     

    Copy then paste in the Script Editor window :

    2012-02-19T22.08.20.jpg

    Click the pointed button to compile the script.

    2012-02-19T22.08.36.jpg

    It may be a good idea to save the script for a future use.

    Explanations in an other message.

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) dimanche 19 février 2012

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 12 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.3

    My Box account  is : http://www.box.com/s/00qnssoyeq2xvc22ra4k

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,790 points)

    2012-02-19T22.12.44.jpg

    You will get this dialog :

    2012-02-19T22.13.44.jpg

    That's all folks.

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) dimanche 19 février 2012

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 12 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.3

    My Box account  is : http://www.box.com/s/00qnssoyeq2xvc22ra4k

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,790 points)

    You may send the file to my mailbox (click my blue name to get my address)

    but I will look at that tomorrow.

    I'm tired and will switch off.

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) dimanche 19 février 2012

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 12 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.3

    My Box account  is : http://www.box.com/s/00qnssoyeq2xvc22ra4k

  • bpbpbp Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

    Yvan...... you blow my mind. I cannot wrap my head around anything you write (not your fault).

     

    I have read heaps of your posts and don't understand any of them. Just my ignorance/lack of knowledge. This is the crux of the most of the complaints that I have been reading.

     

    What frightens me is that all my family come to me for help because they seem to think that I am some sort of Apple computer Guru!

     

    What is more frightening is the changes that Apple are making to Save As and IOS, etc., creeping into the Mac computers.

     

    I am starting to get quite scared of not knowing what is happening on my computer (if ever I did in the first place).

     

    My advice to Apple - don't scare off your 'average' users by making changes that do not keep it simple - 'DUPLICATE' to 'Save As' is simply NOT LOGICAL and confusing to average users.

     

    Brilliant input though (I assume it is brilliant) Yvan - I'm in awe.

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,790 points)

    (1) I apologize, Versions and the Save As… removal are not linked.

    This thread is not dedicated to the Save As removal.

    It's here to give users a way to extract a version of a document whose main version is corrupted.

     

    (2) I created a thread gathering the resources describing the new ways to save documents :

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/17662565#17662565

     

    (3) Here you aren‘t speaking to Apple representatives.

    I approve the recent changes but sometimes I disagree with Apple decisions.

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) vendredi 24 février 2012

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 12 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.3

    My Box account  is : http://www.box.com/s/00qnssoyeq2xvc22ra4k

  • garaly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi KOENIG,

     

    I have encounter the same problem, but when I was trying to run the first script, the following error message showed up..

     

    error "There is no folder “.DocumentRevisions-V100” in available volumes !" number -2700 from «script» to item

     

    Do you know how to resolve this?

     

    Thank you so much!

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,790 points)

    Thanks for the feedback.

     

    The message which you got is the one delivered on a machine with several mounted volumes where Versions never applied.

    It may be issued :

    (1) if you aren't using Lion (10.7.x)

    (2) if you use lion but never saved a version by hand or automatically (which means that you never worked more than one hour upon a document which was saved at least once).

    (3) the documents which you are trying to retrieve were not stored on one of the volumes mounted when you ran the script.

     

    Just a reminder :

    Lion store versions related to a document of the volume in which the document itself was stored.

    If the document was stored on a network, there will be no stored versions because most of the time, network don't use the HFS+ file system.

     

    For sure, if you work in such a way that the system doesn't save versions, you will not be able to extract one of them.

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) samedi 25 février 2012

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 12 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.3

    My Box account  is : http://www.box.com/s/00qnssoyeq2xvc22ra4k

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,790 points)

    Today I got a new proof that trusting Geniuses knowledge is dangerous.

     

    An user came home with her iMac.

    As a Pages document was refusing to open, she had asked an Apple Genius to help her.

    This one is perhaps an efficient vendor but clearly, he knew nothing about the operating system.

    He re-format the HD, re-installed Lion 10.7.3 and at last reinstalled datas from the more recent Time Machine backup.

    Alas, this one was an old one (december 2011).

    After that, I was unable the versions stored in the

    ".DocumentRevision-V100" folder.

     

    It's really odd because the document contained an index.xml file but due to some corruption the app was unable to open it. Worse, the doc was password protected so I was unable to extract the index.xml.

     

    So,

    (1) my tip is that it's not a good idea to password protect an iWork document.

    Better store it in a password protected disk image.

    I never saw a corrupted disk image. Doing that, the document's versions are stored in the disk image so, it's easy to retrieve them.

    (2) before going to an Apple Store to ask a so called genius (in fact no more than an efficient vendor), backup your disk contents.

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) samedi 25 février 2012

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 12 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.3

    My Box account  is : http://www.box.com/s/00qnssoyeq2xvc22ra4k

  • Meglo94 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi KOENIG Yvan,

    I've tried running the script you've posted above, but all that happened was an empty pages document called revived opened up and "missing value" was written in the results box of the Apple script. What should I do??

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