can't open project file in MS project 2007 due to circular task relationship RRS feed

  • Question

  • When trying to open a file that I just saved and closed, I receive a message asking to attempt a repair.

    I am unable to open the file that I had it open few hours ago. The error message says it is due to circular task relationships. It says "You are trying to link a task to another task that has a series of task links back to the first task........"

    Is there a way to open the file anyway? I don't even think that the file contains circulat task relationships. Just need to open the file or at least be able to import task data to excel or make a pdf of it.


    Any thoughts???

    Tuesday, May 7, 2013 11:32 PM

All replies

  • Hey Stephenie K,

    What about this: Copy the file and change the extention to .xml

    Open ms project, and open the .xml file. hope you get a chance to view the file.

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013 11:05 AM
  • Thanks Erik. I tried this but wasn't able to view the file.
    Wednesday, May 8, 2013 8:41 PM