Visual Source Safe um.dat corrupt

Posted on 2005-04-29
Last Modified: 2009-02-20

I've installed and re-installed Visual Source Safe, but still the problem remains, that whenever I want to start Visual Source safe, I get the message that the "um.dat may be corrupt"!

I tried to edit the um.dat file according to one solution here on the board (suggestion when you want to reset admin pwd), but it didn't work. Ideas?

best regards,

Question by:henrikatwork
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    Have a look at this:
    PRB: "Um.dat May Be Corrupt" Error Message When You Start Visual SourceSafe

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