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MS Project can't recognize this file format... RRS feed

  • Question

  • At work, I still have Project 98. When I try to open
    an .mpp file, the following message appears:

    "Microsoft Project cannot recognize this file format.
    Do you want to open this file as text only?"

    I've been assured it has been saved "down" to Project 98,
    and in the Windows Explorer, it shows it is saved as .mpp;
    Microsoft Project 8.0 Project. A user who has the Office
    XP version states he's receiving the same message.

    Can anything be done to restore this file?
    Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:16 PM

Answers

  • MPP Repair Kit is a project management tool created by Microsoft and included in the MS Office suite. This tool can repair corrupted Microsoft Project (MPP) files and recover their content, or recover these files altogether when they were lost, deleted or damaged because of various reasons.

    Link to download its demo version: http://www.mpp.repair/

    OR ALTERNATIVE ACTIONS

    Do the following:

    1. Launch Microsoft Project Professional and log into Project Server
    2. Open the project in question
    3. Click File – Save As – Save As File
    4. Save the project as an .mpp file
    5. Log into PWA with administrator permissions
    6. Click Admin – Clean Up Project Server Database
    7. Delete the project and its associated SharePoint subweb

    On the new Project Server instance, do the following:

    1. Launch Microsoft Project Professional and log into Project Server
    2. Click Tools – Enterprise Options – Import Project to Enterprise
    3. Import the project
    4. Click Collaborate – Publish – All Information
    5. Click Collaborate – Publish – Republish Assignments
    6. Select the “Overwrite actual work entered by resources” option
    7. Click OK

    Visit next source:- http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/microsoft/microsoft-aa/project/106-%E2%80%8Bproject-files-keep-getting-corrupted-and-i-can-t-open

    Hope this helps.
    • Marked as answer by adriangoodman Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:09 PM
    Sunday, September 14, 2014 5:38 PM

All replies

  • Hi,
    Try to click Save as (File menu in Project 98), and save in MPX format. Open the MPX file in the current version of Project. When you use this method, project data is imported, but formatting is lost.

    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MCP, MCTS |

    Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:48 PM
    Moderator
  • MPP Repair Kit is a project management tool created by Microsoft and included in the MS Office suite. This tool can repair corrupted Microsoft Project (MPP) files and recover their content, or recover these files altogether when they were lost, deleted or damaged because of various reasons.

    Link to download its demo version: http://www.mpp.repair/

    OR ALTERNATIVE ACTIONS

    Do the following:

    1. Launch Microsoft Project Professional and log into Project Server
    2. Open the project in question
    3. Click File – Save As – Save As File
    4. Save the project as an .mpp file
    5. Log into PWA with administrator permissions
    6. Click Admin – Clean Up Project Server Database
    7. Delete the project and its associated SharePoint subweb

    On the new Project Server instance, do the following:

    1. Launch Microsoft Project Professional and log into Project Server
    2. Click Tools – Enterprise Options – Import Project to Enterprise
    3. Import the project
    4. Click Collaborate – Publish – All Information
    5. Click Collaborate – Publish – Republish Assignments
    6. Select the “Overwrite actual work entered by resources” option
    7. Click OK

    Visit next source:- http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/microsoft/microsoft-aa/project/106-%E2%80%8Bproject-files-keep-getting-corrupted-and-i-can-t-open

    Hope this helps.
    • Marked as answer by adriangoodman Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:09 PM
    Sunday, September 14, 2014 5:38 PM
  • What release of Project is the other user working with?  Project 2013 cannot "save down" to the 98 version of Project.  I'm not sure that option is available in 2010, either.  Any chance of you upgrading?
    Sunday, September 14, 2014 10:16 PM
    Moderator
  • I've restored my project file by this tool, not bad!

    Universal solution which is suitable for every version of MS Project Server files.

    Thursday, September 25, 2014 11:59 AM