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Clean up Corrupt Bridge Database file

If eTakeoff Bridge is acting improperly, it could be due to the fact that the database file, eTakeoffBridge.[##]Data.ctr  (where [##] represents the version number) has become corrupt.

To clean the file up, perform the steps below.

  • Open Bridge and determine the location of the Database folder
  • Click on File / Help / About the application

  • If this is a Client Server Environment:
  •    Make sure all users exit out of Bridge
  •    Stop the ctsrvr.exe process by doing the following:
  •       1. Navigate to the C:\Faircom\eTkoServer folder on the  server.
  •       2. Right-click on the ctstop.exe file and select "Run as Administrator".
  •       3. Administrator User ID : ADMIN
  •           Administrator Password: ADMIN (is the default)
  •           Server Name: ETKOSRVR
  • Download ctscmp.exe
  • Make a copy of the database file, eTakeoffBridge.[##]Data.ctr
  • Click on the computer's Start button/Run
  • Type in "cmd" to run the command shell
  • Navigate to the Database folder
  • Run the utility on the database file
    • ctscmp.exe eTakeoffBridge.[##]Data.ctr
  • If this is a Client Server Environment, restart the client/server, C:\Faircom\eTkoServer\ctsrvr.exe
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  • 05-Feb-2020