Re: [R] Fatal error: unable to restore saved dat in .RData

From: David Wolfskill <>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 19:40:58 -0700

On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 10:29:52PM -0400, John Sorkin wrote:
> Windows 7
> R 2.12.2
> When I launch R, I get the following error message:
> Fatal error: unable to restore saved dat in .RData
> after which R closes.
> What does the error message mean, and what can I do to get R to work? I tried removing the R program, re-downloaded the program, and re-installed the program. I still get the error message.
> ...

I don't know exactly what the message means, and I'm not much use with Windows, but I suggest trying to move aside (by renaming) the .RData file.

My guess is that R is behaving as if the saved data is corrupted somehow.

Perhaps someone with more of a clue than I might be able to help you recover any recoverable bits from the file.


David H. Wolfskill
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