Matrix Error in SDL TRADOS
Thread poster: Caroline Delizo

Caroline Delizo  Identity Verified
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May 18, 2009


May I please request your assistance to check a matrix error of SDL TRADOS

I have read the online solutions posted for matrix error. However, I could not open the TM to reorganize or export it as advised.

The complete error message states:

(8): Matrix Error: (null), date file K:\TM Education\education.tmw: Open

Please help.. your help would be sincerely appreciated...


David Terhart  Identity Verified
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check if you have all five files in the directory May 24, 2009

Hi cardel00,

Have you googled this error message already? This page: says:

Matrix Error: (null), data file: one of the 5 files is missing.
Solution: ensure the .mdf and .mtf files are present in the same location as the .tmw you are opening.

Can you check if you have all five files in the directory "K:\TM Education\"?

Hope that helps,


Caroline Delizo  Identity Verified
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Matrix Error in SDL TRADOS - May 24, 2009

Dear David,


Thank you very much for taking time to respond to my post.

The five files of the component of the TM are present. In fact I was using this same TM when I suddenly got the error message and could no longer access the TM.

Thank you again...



Nick Peris
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Matrix error May 24, 2009


It sounds like one of the file may be corrupted. Would you be able to make a copy of your 5 files, overwrite the 4 other than the tmw and try to re-organise then?


[Edited at 2009-05-24 19:39 GMT]


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