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Dec 2018 activPAL file date fix

In late 2018, a bug was discovered in the PALconnect software where the recording start date was mis-reported as 2010 rather than 2018. A fix was released in an update to the PALconnect software and redownloading the file from the activPAL fixed this issue.

However if re-downloading the data is not an option, the file can be corrected in PALanalysis.

Open the file in PALanalysis

The software will automatically recognise that the reported start date and time are incorrect and prompt to create a corrected copy.

On clicking OK, the corrected copy will be created in the same folder with the prefix “c_”. The corrected file is automatically loaded for analysis. The original file will be left unaltered, but in most cases can be safely deleted by the user.