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Strange messages in some project files RRS feed

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  • Our company quite often work with MS Project 2016. We don't know what the reason, probably this version is bad for some purpose or... But last some days two or three, I can't exactly remember. Generally, 2 or 3 files showed us Project cannot recognize this file format - it happened during we only open project files. How to get rid of it? In some days, these projects must be in other place.

    Thursday, March 22, 2018 9:27 PM

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  • Our company quite often work with MS Project 2016. We don't know what the reason, probably this version is bad for some purpose or... But last some days two or three, I can't exactly remember. Generally, 2 or 3 files showed us Project cannot recognize this file format - it happened during we only open project files. How to get rid of it? In some days, these projects must be in other place.

    Re-create a completely new file from the corrupted/bloated file for fix project:

    Other ways might be powerful instruments from Google search…

    http://project.mvps.org/faqs.htm#Handling_project_file_corruption_and/or_bloat - helpful blog that solves almost any issue related MS Project

    https://onlinefile.repair/en/project.html - Project Online Service (it’s free of charge)

    https://www.fixtoolbox.com/projectfix.html - software that takes on the leading places in sphere of help with crashed data

    1. Open a new blank project file  

    2. Go to Insert/Project and insert the problem file.

    3. Select the first task, which will be the insertion point summary line.

    4. Go to Project/Task Information/Advanced tab.

    5. Uncheck the "Link to Project" button and hit "OK".

    6. If the file isn't already expanded, expand it.

    7. Select all tasks below the top-level summary line.

    8. Outdent the selected tasks.

    9. Delete the first task, which previously was a summary line.

    10. Save the resulting file.

    • Marked as answer by StellaKnox Tuesday, March 27, 2018 2:23 PM
    Monday, March 26, 2018 4:08 PM

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  • Hello,

    Try this maybe: Open up MS Project. 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. 

    Jeremy

    Sunday, March 25, 2018 2:53 PM

  • Our company quite often work with MS Project 2016. We don't know what the reason, probably this version is bad for some purpose or... But last some days two or three, I can't exactly remember. Generally, 2 or 3 files showed us Project cannot recognize this file format - it happened during we only open project files. How to get rid of it? In some days, these projects must be in other place.

    Re-create a completely new file from the corrupted/bloated file for fix project:

    Other ways might be powerful instruments from Google search…

    http://project.mvps.org/faqs.htm#Handling_project_file_corruption_and/or_bloat - helpful blog that solves almost any issue related MS Project

    https://onlinefile.repair/en/project.html - Project Online Service (it’s free of charge)

    https://www.fixtoolbox.com/projectfix.html - software that takes on the leading places in sphere of help with crashed data

    1. Open a new blank project file  

    2. Go to Insert/Project and insert the problem file.

    3. Select the first task, which will be the insertion point summary line.

    4. Go to Project/Task Information/Advanced tab.

    5. Uncheck the "Link to Project" button and hit "OK".

    6. If the file isn't already expanded, expand it.

    7. Select all tasks below the top-level summary line.

    8. Outdent the selected tasks.

    9. Delete the first task, which previously was a summary line.

    10. Save the resulting file.

    • Marked as answer by StellaKnox Tuesday, March 27, 2018 2:23 PM
    Monday, March 26, 2018 4:08 PM