Hi, this is a follow up to my last post in which I was extremely depressed.
I found a tool called "jad" which have saved the day. I have to futz
with the decompiled code a bit to get it in working order, but
basically it is amazing and I am really really happy that all was not
However, is there a better more Netbeans-y way to do this? How can I
prevent it happening in the first place?
Why oh why did Netbeans turn my file to gibbly-gook?
Also, this is my first, er second post to this list. Is there a place
to view/search emails online?
On 5/23/07, Angus Forbes <angu...@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi I have a huge problem.
I was editing a file for a project when my computer (windows xp) crashed.
When I rebooted and restarted Netbeans 5.5, my project loaded back up...
Except that the file that I was working on has turned into thousands
of characters of gibbly-gook.
I still have the class files for this file and I still have the
netbeans project jar from the dist directory (which runs when I double
But my source code is lost!
Does anyone know how I can retrieve this? Or recreate the source from
the class files.
Why would Netbeans destroy my file :(
I have been working on this file for weeks and it's about 2000 lines
long. Yes it's a big file, but I usually tend to clean up and refactor
the code once I get to stable points.
Anyhow I have lost *tons* of work.
If anyone has any idea how I can get my source code back I would be
I am really lost. I have a deadline next Wednesday and I don't think I
can recreate all the code in one week.
I can send along the class files / destroyed .java file if anyone
thinks that would help