Trados Studio error: failed to load project
Thread poster: Evangelion

Evangelion  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 15:35
Polish to English
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Sep 8, 2010

After restarting my computer, I can't access the project I've been working on.
I get a message that the project could not be loaded as the XML file contains errors, it is too short.
And all I can do is save the error details into a file...


 

Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Germany
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Polish to German
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Please remove the Projects.XML file Sep 8, 2010

In my Windows Vista computer it is located here: C:\Users\user_name\Documents\SDL Trados Studio\Projects\projects.xml
Obviously make a backup copy of the file first!
Now double click the project file on your HDD - Studio will open the project and everything should be fine.

There is also a less success promising method, but letting you keep your projects history in Studio.
Remove the projects from the list. Go to the above specified folder, open the Projects.xml file in a text editor, like Notepad. Check, if there is NO trace of that project. Remove any traces of that project. Save the file. Double click the project file on your HDD - Studio should load it and make accessible.


 

Marinus Vesseur  Identity Verified
Canada
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English to Dutch
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Projects.XML corrupted in SDL Studio Sep 8, 2010

Evangelion wrote:
I get a message that the project could not be loaded as the XML file contains errors, it is too short.


I had a similar situation and I was greatly helped by the tips from Grzegorz.

http://www.proz.com/forum/sdl_trados_support/177283-here_we_go_again:_sdl_trados_studio_project_failed_to_load.html

In short and if you are daring enough - see Jerzy's post - find the project file, open it with a small program that is freely available on the Internet (Notepad ++) and compare a copy of the relevant project.xml file with a copy of another, intact project file from another project. If you know a little about HTML, you'll know that every "open"-tag needs a "close"-tag (don't know if that's the right term, I mean the type tags). So if in the beginning of the file there are tags that 'open' a line, there should be a closing tag with a "/". If you don't know what I mean, you might have to set up your project from scratch, but it's worth a try.

I'm still hoping that SDL will sometime implement a backup function for this annoyingly fragile project.xml concept.


 

Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 15:35
Member (2003)
Polish to German
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A backup of Projects.xml file is already created automaticaly Sep 8, 2010

and left in the above mentioned folder. The name is projects.xml0.bak
Maybe this is new to my recent beta - you must know I (among many others) am still testing beta software for SDL. The version is to be released soon.
However, in this case I think just removing the project from the list, checking if it is not present anymore in projects.xml and reopening the project with double click on it should work.


 


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