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During some weeks I worked in MS Project 2010 on Windows 7 x64 in my office RRS feed

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  • Only yesterday morning my project was finished. All the past day I checked it for reliability and other details. In the end of the day when opening .mpp I saw strange trouble, it stopped opening. Third opening I saw - Project cannot recognize this file format. Do you want to open this file as text only?. I used ms project file repair tool from Microsoft, but it could only open it, but without any data. I only saw empty space.

    Sunday, July 15, 2018 1:26 PM

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  • Two things to try:

    a) Go to File > Options > Trust Center > click on Trust Center Settings > Tick the option "Allow loading files with legacy or non-default file formats" and re-try opening the problematic file. 

    b) 

    1. Launch Microsoft Project and create a new blank project.
    2. Click Project > Subproject.
    3. In the Insert Project dialog, select the corrupted project and DESELECT the "Link to project" checkbox.
    4. Click the Insert button.

    If Microsoft Project is able to insert the corrupted project into the blank project, you may need to do a little cleanup with levels of indenture, but then save the project with a new file name.

    Ian


    Ian Broadbent

    Monday, July 16, 2018 7:05 AM

  • Only yesterday morning my project was finished. All the past day I checked it for reliability and other details. In the end of the day when opening .mpp I saw strange trouble, it stopped opening. Third opening I saw - Project cannot recognize this file format. Do you want to open this file as text only?. I used ms project file repair tool from Microsoft, but it could only open it, but without any data. I only saw empty space.

    To restore the Project Server database, you can use the restore feature of Microsoft SQL Server. After you restore the database, you must delete and then re-create the MSProjectServerUser and MSProjectUser accounts to make sure that the correct passwords are configured. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server, and then click Enterprise Manager.
    2. Expand Microsoft SQL Servers, expand SQL Server Group, expand your Microsoft Project Server database server, and then expandDatabases.
    3. Right-click the Microsoft Project Server database, point to All Tasks, and then click Restore Database.
    4. From the list of backups, click the backup to restore, and then click OK to start the restore.
    5. Click OK to confirm that the restore completed successfully.

    To delete and re-create the database users, follow these steps:

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/File-formats-supported-by-Project-2013-f2b6710f-e6c6-4767-92de-15e482776916

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/32054.ms-project-clearing-file-corruption-andor-bloat.aspx

    https://www.repairtoolbox.com/projectrepair.html

    1. Expand your restored Project Server database.
    2. Click Users, and then click the MSProjectServerUser user.
    3. Press DELETE, and then click Yes to confirm the deletion.
    4. Click MSProjectUser, and then press DELETE.
    5. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
    6. Right-click Users, and then click New Database User.
    7. Under Login name, click MSProjectServerUser, and then under Database role membership select MSProjectServerRole.
    8. Click OK.
    9. Right-click Users, and then click New Database User.
    10. Under Login name, click MSProjectUser, and then under Database role membership select MSProjectRole.
    11. Click OK.
    12. Log on to Microsoft Project Web Access to verify the connection.

    Friday, July 20, 2018 1:57 PM