Database is damaged (forms.archive)

Was just in a file that is a collection of records, I don’t think it has any forms (if so, they aren’t used a lot), and a few procedures. I closed and told it to revert to saved. After hanging up for quite a while I got an alert

“Canot (sic) open database [FileName]: The database is damaged (forms.archive).”

Before I restore from a backup just would like to know what this means and if I should export all of the data to a new file and start over.


This message comes from the new Panorama X 10.2 database integrity check feature. It means what it says – the file is damaged.

If you have a backup that opens without this error message it should be fine.