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Odd Files

Postby JLeith » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:48 pm

Hello All,

Just looking to see if anyone can tell me more about some file extension that I'm finding.

I don't know what they are for ?

Do I need to use them for something ?

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Re: Odd Files

Postby JohnCrow » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:40 pm

Hi
These are created by flowcode or the c compiler during the compilation process of the hex code.
It goes through several stages to get to a hex file.
They are basically the system temp files (for the want of a better description :) )
The file ending in .001 is a backup of the fcf file.
i.e You save the fcf file before compiling,and the compile process makes the .001 backup.
If you change the original file and make an error you can rename the .001 ext to .fcf and recover the file
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Re: Odd Files

Postby JLeith » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:06 am

Thank you so I can safely remove them and clean up my folder ?

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Re: Odd Files

Postby Enamul » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:31 am

Actually if you only keep .fcf and .fcf.001 you can create your .hex file any time. You should be ok even if you simply keep .fcf file but I have faced problem of access deny error message from Flowcode when I tried to open my .fcf file in that case only hope is .fcf.001 file as that's a backup version of main file (as John said).
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Re: Odd Files

Postby JLeith » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:29 pm

Excellent information Enamul,

Thank you I had not done anything with the file s but I will keep the "001" back up file.

All the best,
John