'Unexpected error when detecting file type'
Thread poster: Strastran (X)

Strastran (X)
France
Local time: 09:25
French to English
+ ...
Oct 6, 2014

Hello

I am in the middle (or rather, at the end) of a project for delivery today, and have already translated the file I need to send. However, on booting up this morning, Trados for some reason asked me to set up for 'first time use'. When I clicked OK, it didn't prompt me to set anything up, just went straight to the Home screen. Now, when I try to open the file I need, I get the above message, along with 'hexidecimal value 0x00 is an invalid character. Line 1, position 1'.

I have tried to open the file in Notepad ++, but it just opens something that say 'Nul nul nul nul nul' all the way across the screen.

If I try to open the Project file, Trados just doesn't seem to do anything at all.

Can anyone help?


 

Claudia Cherici  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 09:25
Member (2010)
English to Italian
+ ...
new project with different source file name/format Oct 6, 2014

Hi
did you try creating a new project, slightly tweaking the name/format of the source file (e.g. if it was a word file, try saving the original version to an earlier word version like .doc), then create a new project using this new file and your TM. Since you've already populated your TM, Trados should retranslate the new file in no time.


 

Strastran (X)
France
Local time: 09:25
French to English
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Oct 8, 2014

Thanks for your reply, Claudia.

Unfortunately for various reasons the text wasn't in the TM, so I had to re-translate the file from memory.


 


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