Repair translation memory

Errors can happen in every computer system (and network). There can be errors that damage a translation memory. When a translation memory becomes damaged, you will not be able to use it any longer.

In the Repair translation memory window, you can repair the damaged translation memory. memoQ will rebuild the index (the files that help memoQ look up terms quickly). It will also check each entry, and either repair them, or delete those that cannot be repaired.

Use the Repair translation memory command if your translation memory does not perform as expected, especially after a computer crash or a similar, possibly damaging, event.

Repaired translation memory may be incomplete: Repairing does not guarantee complete recovery of all data in all cases, but it is better than losing the entire translation memory.

Never use a translation memory that is potentially damaged: This may cause more damage. If you are not sure about the health of your translation memory, run the repair anyway. It has no side effects, and it cannot damage a translation memory that is otherwise in good shape.

How to get here

To repair a local translation memory:

  1. Open a project. In Project home, choose Translation memories.

    From the Resource console: Open the Resource console. Choose Translation memories.

  2. In the Server URL box at the top, choose My Computer. Click Select or the tick mark icon-select icon.
  3. Right-click the name of the translation memory you need to repair. From the menu, choose Repair Resource.

    The Repair translation memory window opens.


memoQ is repairing a local translation memory


memoQ is repairing an online translation memory

What can you do?

Nothing. memoQ automatically repairs the translation memory.

When you finish

At the end of the repair process, click Finish.

After repairing an online translation memory: Close the Background tasks window.