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Jul 04, 2020

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Nothing I can do will work. I need to get my dissertation report ready for august! Can anyone help?

 

Each time I try to open it doesn't work and I have tried a lot of different things.

 

Please help 🙂

Hi Angus:

 

I also experienced a crash when trying to open the file. This is why it is important to have incremental back-ups. Any file can become corrupt over time. If you don't have a back-up, you can work through this document:

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/troubleshoot-file-issues.html

 

Note the final section has an email address to send the file for review: "If no resolution works, share the affected file with us at idfile@adobe.com. We'll investigate the issue and let you know if the recovery is possible." I believe Adobe USA is closed for the week, so you might not hear back for a week or so.

 

There is also a commercial service that may be able to recover the file. https://markzware.com/products/file-recovery-service/

 

Once you regain access to the file, please be sure to make regular backups. Now you can see why it is so important. 

 

~Barb 

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File wont open due to crash report

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Nothing I can do will work. I need to get my dissertation report ready for august! Can anyone help?

 

Each time I try to open it doesn't work and I have tried a lot of different things.

 

Please help 🙂

Hi Angus:

 

I also experienced a crash when trying to open the file. This is why it is important to have incremental back-ups. Any file can become corrupt over time. If you don't have a back-up, you can work through this document:

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/troubleshoot-file-issues.html

 

Note the final section has an email address to send the file for review: "If no resolution works, share the affected file with us at idfile@adobe.com. We'll investigate the issue and let you know if the recovery is possible." I believe Adobe USA is closed for the week, so you might not hear back for a week or so.

 

There is also a commercial service that may be able to recover the file. https://markzware.com/products/file-recovery-service/

 

Once you regain access to the file, please be sure to make regular backups. Now you can see why it is so important. 

 

~Barb 

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Hi Angus:

 

I also experienced a crash when trying to open the file. This is why it is important to have incremental back-ups. Any file can become corrupt over time. If you don't have a back-up, you can work through this document:

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/kb/troubleshoot-file-issues.html

 

Note the final section has an email address to send the file for review: "If no resolution works, share the affected file with us at idfile@adobe.com. We'll investigate the issue and let you know if the recovery is possible." I believe Adobe USA is closed for the week, so you might not hear back for a week or so.

 

There is also a commercial service that may be able to recover the file. https://markzware.com/products/file-recovery-service/

 

Once you regain access to the file, please be sure to make regular backups. Now you can see why it is so important. 

 

~Barb 

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Jul 06, 2020

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Hi Barb,

 

Thank you for your reply. I did back up the document and have 3 copies from different times.

They all do the same thing when I try to open them. It just generates a crash report. I have also emailed the Idfile@adobe.com email address you provided 2 days ago and will wait for a reply. The document opens briefly and then stalls and then crashes. I can see all the content is still there but no actions can be taken while the document loads / before it crashes.

 

I hope a solution can be found.

 

Do you know if the Markzware software actually works? I have not managed to find many reviews?

 

I have the pdf of the report which could maybe be used to generate another indd file but I am not sure how to do it myself.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Angus

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Jul 06, 2020

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Hi Angus,

also tried to open your attached document using InDesign 2020 on Windows 10.

InDesign crashed.

 

Then I tried to open the file without a layout window by scripting and to export that opened file as IDML.

Also this did not work: InDesign opened the file, yes, but directly after the export began, InDesign crashed and the IDML file was left with 1 KB size only.

 

Sorry.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Thanks Uwe.

 

Do you think the file is ruined then? Do you think anything can recovery the file?

 

Thank you so much for checking!

 

Kind regards 

Angus

 

 

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Jul 07, 2020

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Hi Angus,

I have no idea if this file can be converted to something reasonable.

Because I could open the document in the first place, the exported IDML file is showing this, I could imagine that the developers can do something about it. But that's all guesswork.

 

FWIW: For all who are interested in the scripting side when I tried to open the document without layout window:

I set the second argument of app.open() to false. Also changed enableRedraw of the app.scriptPreferences to false and userInteractionLevel to UserInteractionLevels.NEVER_INTERACT. Seems it did not help much…

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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