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#1 Posted : Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:53:14 AM(UTC)

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When trying to open the file I get the error:
"This file is damaged! Cannot read into application."

Does anyone know if there is a way to fix it?

For some reason no backup files were created today either ... I'll check the settings for that but I usually have them turned on.

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#2 Posted : Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:18:18 AM(UTC)
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I tried in SharkCAD Pro, didn't work, maybe if you try in ViaCAD.
Try "IMPORT" sometimes that works, closing and reopening
the program, and "IMPORT" usually works.
But sometimes nothing works, and you have to learn to
"SAVE" often.

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#3 Posted : Monday, July 27, 2020 9:09:03 AM(UTC)

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if the damage was created by doing undos the file is corrupt and typically cannot be recovered.

save early, save often... and do not save to one (1) file only but do a "Save as" by adding a consecutive numbering ("xyz.01.sfx" etc.) at least for important projects.
thanks 3 users thanked posh.de for this useful post.
GARLIC on 7/27/2020(UTC), jlm on 7/27/2020(UTC), MPSchmied on 8/5/2020(UTC)
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