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  • How can I recover a corrupt MS Project 2007 file that was "touched" by a user which has MS Project 2010?  After reading the threads, it seems like this is a common issue that Microsoft has no solution for.

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 4:36 PM

Answers

  • Chitrool,

    First make sure you have the latest update installed for Project 2007 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ee748587). If that doesn't help try these suggestions.

    If the user who "touched" the file has all the latest updates installed for Project 2010, have them open and save your file again as Project 2007. You could also try having them save as Project 2003 format and then open under Project 2007.

    If that doesn't help, go to the MVP website at, http://project.mvps.org/faqs.htm, and try one or more of the methods detailed in FAQ 43 - handling project file corruption and/or bloat.

    If none of those work, you will probably have to resort to starting with a backup before the Project 2010 user "tweaked" the file and go from there.

    Good luck.

    John

    • Proposed as answer by Ismet Kocaman Thursday, October 27, 2011 5:56 PM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Glen Tuesday, November 22, 2011 7:31 PM
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 4:52 PM

All replies

  • Chitrool,

    First make sure you have the latest update installed for Project 2007 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ee748587). If that doesn't help try these suggestions.

    If the user who "touched" the file has all the latest updates installed for Project 2010, have them open and save your file again as Project 2007. You could also try having them save as Project 2003 format and then open under Project 2007.

    If that doesn't help, go to the MVP website at, http://project.mvps.org/faqs.htm, and try one or more of the methods detailed in FAQ 43 - handling project file corruption and/or bloat.

    If none of those work, you will probably have to resort to starting with a backup before the Project 2010 user "tweaked" the file and go from there.

    Good luck.

    John

    • Proposed as answer by Ismet Kocaman Thursday, October 27, 2011 5:56 PM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Glen Tuesday, November 22, 2011 7:31 PM
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 4:52 PM
  • Have you done backups? If you have a corrupt file situation then the system might not be able to generate an error message. You can check Project Repair Toolbox to troubleshoot the problem more http://www.project.repairtoolbox.com/
    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 7:57 PM