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Sentinel BCDx36HP Datebase Reconstruction

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KR3LC

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I've searched the forums and I have read a lot of information and nothing has helped me to zero in on my particular issue.

I was creating a new FL and all was going well but then I had to restart the PC. My database resides on a drive that needs to be reconnected at boot up.This has happened before and reconstructing has always worked. Until this time.

I was able to reread the scanner and get everything back except for the FL that I was creating in Sentinel. I can see a hpd file that was created for my FL. I can read the contents with a text reader.

Is there any way to get this HPD file to be read by Sentinel now?

Thanks,
Rick
 

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One way comes to mind that you can try (may be some others).

In Sentinel, go to Tools>Options. In the Sentinel Folder box, change that to point to the path where you discovered that HPD file. Click OK.

Hopefully you will see that lone FL. Then go to File>Export to HPE file. Go through the steps to make an HPE file from that Favorites List. Note the location of that created HPE file.

Then using Tools>Options, change the Sentinel Folder back to where all your other Favorites Lists are located.

Lastly go to Files>Import from HPE file. Locate that created HPE file and import it.

Hopefully this accomplishes what you wish.
 

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ofd8001 thank you for your suggestion. I actually just recovered the file and came back here to find your suggestion. What I ended up doing was creating a new folder for all data to be written to by Sentinel. I reread my scanner. Saved as a new profile. Then I added the hpd file in question from the previous location into the new favorites list folder. I then reconstructed the database and there it was again. Whew!
 
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