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dfm Vs ~dfm Forms not visible

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I have two forms. the associated files are
Form1 : unit1.dfm
Form3 : unit3.dfm and unit3.~dfm

I go into View -> Forms and see a listbox
with the two names Form1 and Form3.

If I click on Form3 , the form3 appears
If I click on Form1 , nothing appears.

The only difference I see in the directory is
the fact that unit3.~dfm is present and the file
unit1.~dfm is absent. What do I do to make this
necessary file? Is this problem caused by
Options->Directories  choices?
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Question by:mebarron
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by:Kalroth
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I belive that *.~* files are Delphi backup files and as such they shouldn't influence your project at all.
Try renaming Form3.~dfm and see if I'm not right.
I don't know why you can't view Form1 though :(
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by:ginsonic
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Maybe you don't have the pas file for this form ?
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by:lottol
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Backup file (*.~*) is created on Save event. It's possible you didn't save unit1 after killing (*.~*)
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by:ginsonic
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lottol , look alike what I say ;)
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by:lottol
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If you want, you can send me (email: lottol (amp) visit (dot) ru) archive of your project folder. I'll try to solve it.
Especially interesting what you have in your .dpr file.
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wimmeyvaert earned 50 total points
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Have you already removed Form1, Save+Close Project, Reopen it and then add it Form1 again ?

I think I once had the same problem and this solved mine.
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by:mebarron
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You were right. Thanks so much
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by:wimmeyvaert
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No probs, glad to be of some help
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