Resolve, I had sent you a separate email using the RevTK site, explaining that I could not attach my decks to an email using only the forum. Please email me your address so that I may send them to you.
JimmySeal: Thanks, but what I was really missing in losing the ability to save was my spacing schedule... Is there any way to preserve this after a full reinstall if that is needed?
To Resolve: One thing I am noticing in my Anki "open" menu is that there are about 20 seemingly temporary .anki files that apparently are the last save states for the decks I was using. There are about 10 for each deck... they have names like "tmp0d2iyf.anki", when they are opened they create a like-named .media file, just like a real deck, and saving WORKS for them, but not for the real decks. Still not quite sure what could have possible gone wrong, or how to fix it.
I now know reinstalling won't work because the problem has something to do with how anki interacts with whatever files or mechanisms control leitner scheduling for the .anki decks.
*Updated: I just created a new deck, and saving works with it. It seems that the two decks which were in use were the only ones to become corrupted somehow.
I can save the decks fine on my computer. If you right click on the deck in the windows file manager and choose properties, is it set as a read-only or hidden/system file? What if you put the deck in a different directory?
Do you think if I took the nonsense named decks, which appear to be replicas of the properly named decks, but work fine, and deleted all the duplicates and the original, now defunct decks, then renamed the copies as replacements, it would solve the issue?
Do decks have to be in the "samples" folder?
Update: I did the above, and it seems to have solved the problem. However, I am worried now because I have .anki files which seem to exist only within the anki "open" menu, and do not appear in the anki program file. I suspect they may be hidden somehow, but I have no idea. I just hope it works, and stays working.
I think things would be a lot clearer if you determined what the error message is saying. Since it's supposed to be written to a file, I doubt if it's really "mojibake" - you probably just loaded the file in the wrong encoding. Open it with your browser and change the encoding
[EDIT] Never mind, I figured it out -- I didn't have my fields typed EXACTLY as I had named them.
Still, I'd like to know what language you used for formatting the cards so I can learn to do it on my own (I'd like to add onyomy, kunyomi, jukugo, Halpern number, and definitions fields, but have them formatted to look like Heisig's cards). I mean this:
From: Hokkaido, Japan Registered: 2007-08-29 Posts: 58 Website
The feels like a stupid question to ask, but - how exactly do I start using Anki to review RTK1? Is there a way to import a set of flashcards? If not, would some kind soul be willing to send me a premade deck?