"Failed to load the requested file"

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DisappearingRocks
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"Failed to load the requested file"

Postby DisappearingRocks » Fri May 19, 2017 4:00 am

I've seen a few topics in here on this matter, but I haven't understood the exact fix (and the options I've explored hasn't worked).
So, my computer crashed while I was working on a poster in Inkscape, and I committed rookie mistake #1 and didn't have a back up of this file. Now, when I try to open it I get "Failed to load the requested file[...]" and re-naming or moving the file didn't help.
I also had a friend try to open it on his computer, and he got the same error msg.
Opening it in Chrome gives me "This page contains the following errors: error on line 1 at column 1: Document is empty", and opening the file in NotePad gives me a large number of lines with invisible text/blank spaces.

Is there any hope I can recover at least some of the file, or is it completely dead?
With many thanks in advance for anyone who can (or try) to help me!

v1nce
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Re: "Failed to load the requested file"

Postby v1nce » Fri May 19, 2017 4:18 am

Upload the file somewhere and I'll have a look at it.

DisappearingRocks
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Re: "Failed to load the requested file"

Postby DisappearingRocks » Fri May 19, 2017 8:37 am

Thank you so much, v1nce!
This should work: https://www.dropbox.com/s/niuml2qpuv2pu ... 7.svg?dl=0

tylerdurden
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Re: "Failed to load the requested file"

Postby tylerdurden » Fri May 19, 2017 11:01 pm

My hex editor says nothing there but zeros.
Have a nice day.

I'm using 0.92.1 64 bit win8.1

The Inkscape manual has lots of helpful info! http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/

DisappearingRocks
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Re: "Failed to load the requested file"

Postby DisappearingRocks » Sat May 20, 2017 2:07 am

Aw, shoot.
Thanks for checking it out for me, Tyler.

Moini
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Re: "Failed to load the requested file"

Postby Moini » Sat May 20, 2017 5:19 am

:-/ Just in case you haven't stumbled about it during your research: Autosave can be activated in the settings, via Edit -> Preferences -> Input/Output -> Autosave, to prevent further losses.
Something doesn't work? - Keeping an eye on the status bar can save you a lot of time!

Inkscape FAQ - Learning Resources - Website with tutorials (German and English)

DisappearingRocks
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Re: "Failed to load the requested file"

Postby DisappearingRocks » Sat May 20, 2017 7:08 pm

Yeah, I will definitely be more diligent about back ups now. Thanks for reminding me about the auto save :)

v1nce
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Re: "Failed to load the requested file"

Postby v1nce » Mon May 22, 2017 10:08 pm

I'm sorry but I got to confirm what tylerdurden said : the file is empty (full of Zeroes) so there's nothing that can be done. Except tweaking the settings as advised so that it does not occur in the future

DisappearingRocks
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Re: "Failed to load the requested file"

Postby DisappearingRocks » Fri May 26, 2017 4:44 pm

Gotcha. Thanks for taking the time to look at it.


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