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#1 Dennis Hagans

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 02:15 PM

I have E-sword 7.1.0 and a lot of top files but only one is showing up the rest are blank, it does show the contents chapter but nothing else.  also the top file on the Temple was showing but now its not and the new world translation top is showing. its weird.



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Posted 01 October 2015 - 04:36 PM

What changed? Did you just update your operating system to Windows 10? Most important, it's long past time for you to install the latest version of e-Sword.


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 05:40 PM



I have E-sword 7.1.0 and a lot of top files but only one is showing up the rest are blank, it does show the contents chapter but nothing else.  also the top file on the Temple was showing but now its not and the new world translation top is showing. its weird.

 

Hi Denis,

Back in those days when e-Sword's resources were made from Microsoft Access Database, in particular Topic and Study Note resources, these files were infamous for getting corrupted, of which I think that is exactly what has happened in your case (and of which has happened to me). If you have a backup of these files, then you should be safe.

 

Now for the next part ...

 

Major Recommendation:

I strongly recommend and advise the following:

  • Upgrade to the latest version of e-Sword (10.1.0)
  • Delete all your corrupt *.top files
  • Place on your hardrive your backed up Topic Note files.

Now, here is the next thing that happens, when you open a *.top file in e-Sword 10.1, it will convert it to a *.topx file and delete the old *.top file. This will also happen with your old Study Note files. As for your old Bible, Commentary, Dictionary, and etc., files; if they are third party ones, then they can be easily converted to be compatible with e-Sword 10.1.0. The free files you obtained from Rick Meyers' website, they can't be converted, but you can download them from e-Sword's download manager.

 

I trust this will be helpful to you.

 

Blessings,

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#4 Dennis Hagans

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 02:37 PM

I tried copying my backup top files in but that did not work, only when I moved all of the top files out, then copied the backups in did it work. I have a lot of resources for E-sword 7.1.0, I did upgrade once and it messed up everything, thank goodness I have back ups of everything including E-sword 7.5 installer. I have several bibles I got using the various import tools back when they worked as I recalled those bibles do not work with the newer versions of E-sword., I have like 61 bibles.



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Posted 06 October 2015 - 08:53 PM

I tried copying my backup top files in but that did not work, only when I moved all of the top files out, then copied the backups in did it work. I have a lot of resources for E-sword 7.1.0, I did upgrade once and it messed up everything, thank goodness I have back ups of everything including E-sword 7.5 installer. I have several bibles I got using the various import tools back when they worked as I recalled those bibles do not work with the newer versions of E-sword., I have like 61 bibles.

Hi Dennis,

I praise God, and I'm glad you got things working again for you.

 

When it comes to Bibles (and probably commentaries and dictionaries as well) I'm much the same as you are on that score. When Rick Meyers changed over the Database systems from Access to SQLite files it was a huge amount of work converting the third party Access resources to make them compatible to the SQLite database system, but I got there in the end, and have never looked backwards.

 

The fact that Good ol' Clint produced a conversion tool (which I understand is still available for downloading from here) that did batch conversions saved a heap amount of work. The only resources I had to replace were the official e-Sword ones, but that proved to be no real drama to do.

 

I still recommend that you upgrade e-Sword to the latest version (10.4), and then in that way you can, at a 97% chance (as in reality there is no such glory in 100% when it comes to computers), that your resources will not be corrupted. Moreover, you will then be able to have the resources which are available for e-Sword 9 and 10+ that are not available for the version you are currently using.

 

If you wish, email me your Snail Mail address, I would be more than willing to send you the latest version of e-Sword with all the resources I have (1.67GB of compressed data) either on a DVD or a USB pendrive. By the way, when fully installed, you will have 4.11GB of data, and if you include the stuff you have that I don't have, you will even end up with more.

 

Blessings,



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:56 AM

love my Esword 7.1.1. Anyway to use latest Parable Topics on my ver 7. Used to have them but now they install as topx and dont work in my 7.1.1 esword :(



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:42 PM

love my Esword 7.1.1. Anyway to use latest Parable Topics on my ver 7. Used to have them but now they install as topx and dont work in my 7.1.1 esword :(

You need to upgrade to either E-Sword 10 or 11 to use Topx files






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