Power went down in the middle of a recording - Recovering TREC Files

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Hi there I'm using Camtasia 9. I was recording a web session then the power went down and I had to reboot my PC. I checked out my Temp folder and the Trec File was there as well as other files. I Saved and tried to open them on Camtasia and I got this message:

"Cannot load file ...   ____.trec
It is either an unsupported media type or required codecs are not found."

Any clues how can anyone solve this?

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 4 months ago

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kayakman, Champion

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I suspect it is corrupted and thus lost

but perhaps contact free tech support; maybe they can pull off some magic 
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Not that it can help your current situation, but have you ever considered a battery backup?  IMO - the greatest benefit of laptops is their batteries.  You don't need a big one, just one large enough to smoothly exit programs and turn off the system. 250-300W should be plenty, and there are lots to choose from in the $50-$90 USD range.
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This may seem extreme, but consider a separate UPS (battery backup) for both your system and your monitors. With laptops, you usually just need to backup your external monitor. With desktops, two backups will last longer than sharing one. It all depends on how long you need the backup to last. The backup software will tell you how long each connection will last. Finally, consider supplying backup power to your router. If your Internet connection is critical, a power outage can take down the router leaving you isolated. If your router does go down, consider using the ‘hot spot’ on your phone. I do this when mobile.