Studio 2009: error occurred whilst trying to determine the file type
Thread poster: Paul O'Brien

Paul O'Brien  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 12:07
Italian to English
Aug 29, 2012

When I have the project all set up and I go into Editor to start the translation, a window pops up saying
"An error occurred whilst trying to determine the file type".
What on earth does this mean?
The document (or rather documents, since I've tried it with different ones just to see) is in Word.
TIA

[Edited at 2012-08-29 09:48 GMT]


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SDL Community  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:07
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Not sure... Aug 29, 2012

... I would expect to see a message like this when trying to open a file from source, not one that was already converted and in your Project. Can you share the Project, or the file?

Regards

Paul
pfilkin@sdl.com


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Paul O'Brien  Identity Verified
Italy
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Rebooted and okay Aug 29, 2012

Paul, I closed SDL, reopened it, and hey presto, everything was fine.

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SDL Community  Identity Verified
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Go figure..! Aug 29, 2012

But good news..!

Regards

Paul


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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Re 'Error message' Aug 29, 2012

Paul O'Brien wrote:

When I have the project all set up and I go into Editor to start the translation, a window pops up saying
"An error occurred whilst trying to determine the file type".
What on earth does this mean?
The document (or rather documents, since I've tried it with different ones just to see) is in Word.
TIA


Hi Paul,

In the future please kindly mention the version of the software you are talking about. This will help others to help you, and will make the thread probably useful for other forum participants having similar problems.

Maybe you could edit your initial post to add this information.

Thank you,
Natalia


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Paul O'Brien  Identity Verified
Italy
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Good point Aug 29, 2012

That's a good point, Natalia.

The version in this case is SDL Studio 2009.


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Paul O'Brien  Identity Verified
Italy
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Italian to English
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Done Aug 29, 2012

Natalie wrote:

Paul O'Brien wrote:

When I have the project all set up and I go into Editor to start the translation, a window pops up saying
"An error occurred whilst trying to determine the file type".
What on earth does this mean?
The document (or rather documents, since I've tried it with different ones just to see) is in Word.
TIA


Hi Paul,

In the future please kindly mention the version of the software you are talking about. This will help others to help you, and will make the thread probably useful for other forum participants having similar problems.

Maybe you could edit your initial post to add this information.

Thank you,
Natalia


Okay. I've edited my original post.


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Selima Ben Chagra
Tunisia
Arabic to French
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Error occurred whilst trying to determine the file type on studio 2011 Sep 18, 2012

Hello,

I'm glad rebooting has solved your problem. It didn't solve mine. I'm working on SDL Studio 2011 and I can't access my project hence I can't finalize it and send it on time. It keeps saying: "error occurred whilst trying to determine the file type". Any clues on how to fix it?


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Viviane Matowanyika
Brazil
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It also works on SDL Trados Studio 2017 Feb 20

Thanks for the tip. It helped me a lot!

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