SDLX 2006 - cannot open any TM
Thread poster: Frédéric Aubert

Frédéric Aubert  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:53
English to French
Jun 3, 2010

Hi all,

I'm having a big problem with SDLX 2006 on Win XP. I can't open any TM anymore, the program says
"The TM could not be opened. Ensure that it is a valid SDLX TM and it is not currently in use by another application or user"

The thing is, yesterday everything was working fine. BUT yesterday night I decided to clean up my computer, which had been running slow for a while. Ccleaner & Spybot S&D were used. And today, this problem happens. I uninstalled/reinstalled sdl trados completely, loaded an old registry backup, to no avail. I don't have any Windows restore point available, I guessed they were "cleaned" off.

I have a feeling my only option here is a complete Windows reinstall.

Would anyone have an alternative solution? I'm not quite ready to format yet...


Direct link Reply with quote

Translation-Pro  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:53
Member (2007)
English to German
+ ...
Read/write access? Jun 3, 2010


I once had a similar problem with one TM. If I remember it correctly, the reason was that I didn't have read/write access to this file. (You can check that under "properties".)

If this doesn't help, I would create a new TM. If you can open your new TM, then maybe the old TM files are the problem, and in this case re-installing Windows won't help.

You could also send one of your TMs to a colleague to find out if the colleague can open the file.



Direct link Reply with quote

Frédéric Aubert  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:53
English to French
workaround Jun 3, 2010

Hey Christa, I was just posting the solution I found!
It wasn't a problem of read-only/write access, I tried opening many TMs that were scattered all over my HDD, copying them, moving them, didn't work.
The only thing that did the trick was repairing windows xp from the original CD. Took a bit of time, but it's all working well now!

Direct link Reply with quote

To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

SDLX 2006 - cannot open any TM

Advanced search

Manage your TMs and Terms ... and boost your translation business

Are you ready for something fresh in the industry? TM-Town is a unique new site for you -- the freelance translator -- to store, manage and share translation memories (TMs) and glossaries...and potentially meet new clients on the basis of your prior work.

More info »
PerfectIt consistency checker
Faster Checking, Greater Accuracy

PerfectIt helps deliver error-free documents. It improves consistency, ensures quality and helps to enforce style guides. It’s a powerful tool for pro users, and comes with the assurance of a 30-day money back guarantee.

More info »

  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search