SDL Trados 2009 SP3 - Cannot open MIF file
Thread poster: Morar Bras

Morar Bras
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French to English
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Dec 3, 2010

Since this morning, I am unable to open files for a Project using a FrameMaker MIF version 9 file.
It worked fine yesterday!
I have checked and SDL Trados 2009 is up to date.
When I try to open the file, I get the message 'An error occurred whilst trying to determine the file version.
Has anybody else come across this message recently?
Any help would be much appreciated!

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Kerstin Mohnberg  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:11
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Origin of your project? Dec 3, 2010

Can you provide more information about the origin of your project?
Was it created from a project package?

If Studio cannot open the SDLXLIFF file, the reason could be that the File Type has been lost. Double-check that the MIF file type is enabled in the Project Settings.

There could also be a problem with the file itself (tagging issue etc.) that prevents Studio from opening it in the first place.

But f you were able to open the same file the day before, you might try to import the project package again and re-create the project.

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Morar Bras
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Issue sort of solved Dec 3, 2010

I finally restarted SDL Trados. I got a different error message this time about a Term base problem (there was a term base associated with the project). So I created a new project with a different term base and this time it worked.
I imagine the problem came from the term base so I will have another look later.

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