We have common huge project in MS Project 2016


  • All our department created it during some weeks. All the data were checked many times. Unfortunately now, we don't have access to our .mpp file. When one of our colleagues added new data to .mpp, machine froze and she had to reboot computer. Now our projects or isn't opened or it opened with message: "An unexpected problem occurred while opening the file. The file may be damaged. Try using a backup copy". We don't have backup copy to recover ms project file. We've lack of ideas now.

    Samstag, 7. Juli 2018 17:14

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  • Hello MurphKim,

    This forum is for development issue related to Office Object Model and I think your issue is more related to Project product feature, so I will move your thread to Project Standard and Professional General Questions and Answers forum.

    Thanks for understanding,

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    Montag, 9. Juli 2018 02:21
  • MurphKim,

    Sorry but without a saved backup you are probably out of luck with respect to recovering your Project file(s). If Project itself still works, you could try method 3 in the following Wiki article:

    If that doesn't work, you could try a third party Project recovery application such as described in the following:

    Hope this helps.


    Montag, 9. Juli 2018 15:21
  • Create a new project, insert your project into the new file (Project, Subproject) unchecking "Link to Project".

    If the file opens as a subproject, save the new file with a new name. Clean up.

    Ensure you create a backup.

    Montag, 16. Juli 2018 09:43