Error parsing C:\......\databaseX.sos

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Error parsing C:\......\databaseX.sos

Post by lbauer » Thu May 20, 2004 9:00 am

It appears that your '<databaseX>.sos' file has somehow been corrupted.

To restore this cache file, you must recreate it by first deleting the existing '<databaseX>.sos' file. These are the steps:

1. Exit the SOS Client.

2. Locate the SOS Client "Servers" folder, which can be found in:
-- SOS 3.x -- the SourceOffSite folder on the SOS Client machine,
-- SOS 4.x -- C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\SourceGear\SOS on the SOS Client machine

In the Servers folder, there should be one or more folders named after VSS databases that the Client has connected to since installation.

These folders contain cache file(s) called '<databaseX>.sos' from which the client machine retrieves the file list information.

3. In the folder named after the VSS database with which you are experiencing this problem, make a backup copy of the '<databaseX>.sos' file and then delete the file. Next time you connect to the database from the Client, a new '<databaseX>.sos' file will be created.

Please note that deleting the '<databaseX>.sos' file will force the SOS Client to retrieve the project tree afresh next time you connect to the SOS Server. Therefore, it might take some time. You would also have to reset all working folders.
Linda Bauer
Technical Support Manager

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