How to recover the project plan of Ms Project 2010 ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • when i try to open Ms project mpp file . it is going to display this message dialog box.

    "An unexpected problem occurred while opening the file. the file may be damaged.try using a backup copy".

    How I can recover this project plan.

    Sunday, March 10, 2013 12:33 PM

All replies

  • You might have luck recovering the data by inserting the project into a new project plan.  Create a new file and set the start date equal to the start date of the damaged file.  On the Project ribbon, select Subproject.  Single click on the damaged file to select and deselect the Link to Project check box in the lower part of the window. (See picture below)

    If that doesn't work, you will need to revert to a back up copy.  Without the ability to open the file, you can't use the other option of saving as XML.

    Good luck.


    Sunday, March 10, 2013 12:55 PM