Studio SP3: Can't open project (error in xml document, unclosed literal string)
Thread poster: Erik Freitag

Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
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Nov 29, 2010

Dear all,

After the last crash, I can't open the project that was open. The error message goes:

"Can't open project [project name] couldn't be activated. Project couldn't be loaded from [path to sdlproj file] [all this in German, rest in English]: There is an error in xml document (280, 43). There is an unclosed literal string. Line 280, position43".

What's happening, what can I do?

Kind regards,
Erik

PS: I'm using Studio SP3 on a Win XP machine.


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Please try to delete (after backuping) the Projects.xml file Nov 29, 2010

Go to Documents, SDL Trados Studio, Projects and backup the Projects.xml file
Then delete it and try again


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Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
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projects gone Nov 29, 2010

Dear Jerzy,

instead of deleting it, I just renamed it to "project.bak". Should this be fine?

After restarting Studio, the projects window now is completely empty!

Kind regards,
Erik


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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That is normal Nov 29, 2010

Now please go to the project folder, double click the sdlproj file.
This will open the project - and the trouble should be gone.
In this way you can also restore other projects.


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Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
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project can't be opened Nov 29, 2010

Dear Jerzy,

Thanks for your help! I've done as you suggested. However, I can't open the project (error message: "Das angegebene Projekt kann nicht geöffnet werden.")

Any further ideas?

Kind regards,
Erik


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Recreate the Project.xml Nov 29, 2010

delete the project in question from the project list, but NOT from HDD.
Move the whole project folder to another location.
Recreate the project with exactly the same name and structure.
Replace the ProjectTM and the target SDLXLIFF files by the files from the project you moved elswhere.
Hope that helps.


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Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Nov 29, 2010

Thanks very much, Jerzy, that worked!

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StandaZizka  Identity Verified
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Same problem by me now... solved thanks to these instructions Mar 23, 2011

Jerzy Czopik wrote:

Replace the ProjectTM and the target SDLXLIFF files by the files from the project you moved elswhere.
Hope that helps.


Hi, I have had the same problem now.... due to running a QA check / verification on a big Studio file - I was inpatient and stopped it on 8% after 20 mins.... on re-opening the project, it showed the "unclosed literal string" error as for Erik. It has been solved thanks to the above instructions
Just thought I would let the others know about the source of my error and also praising the solutionicon_smile.gif
Thanks
Stan


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Millan Gonzalez  Identity Verified
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Can't find the Projects.xml file Feb 2, 2015

Dear Jerzy, dear all,

I have the same problem, but I can't find the Projects.xml file in the folder structure... Any other hint?

Thanks and best regards,
Millán


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