On Tue, February 5, 2013 18:40, howard Schwartz wrote:
> I am running gvim 7.3 on windows XP professional. I had worked on a file
> called lastday.txt, and the directory it was in may have been overwritten.
> Anyway, the file system reports a file called,
> When I execute the :sw <ENTER> command in gvim the file is listed as
> When I try the recover command, :recover LASTDAY_ or :recover .LASTDAY_
> gvim reports it can not find a swap file for these filenames. When I try
> same thing in a dos box with vim, vim reports the swap file was created on
> PC or 16 bit system, so this version of vim can not recover the file.
> How do I recover this file? I am also mystified about the filename used
> the swapfile: why the capitol letters for a filename originally written
> small letters, and why the dot at the start of the name listed with the sw
> command, and the underscore?
Have you tried vim -r .LASTDAY_ or even just vim -r?
See also :h 11.2
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