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TSPCO
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Invalid XML file

Postby TSPCO » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:20 am

After many years of using Inkscape, this morning I get this error dialog. Amy ideas?
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tylerdurden
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Re: Invalid XML file

Postby tylerdurden » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:48 am

You can rename (or delete) the xml file.
Inkscape will create a new one with default settings when started next time.

(I would rename it "problemPrefsXML.svg" and post it up here for examination.)

Did you have a crash, or did your antivirus update recently while Inkscape was open? Anything like that? What version and system info?
Have a nice day.

I'm using Inkscape 0.92.2 (5c3e80d, 2017-08-06), 64 bit win8.1

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

TSPCO
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Re: Invalid XML file

Postby TSPCO » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:09 am

No crash or update, while Inkscape was open, that I am aware of, Windows 10, Inkscape 0.92.4.
Thanks for the speedy reply

TSPCO
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Re: Invalid XML file

Postby TSPCO » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:22 am

Well I renamed the file, but is a file size of 0 kB, so I am thinking it just went "poof" However a new preferences.xml is in the folder, and no error when opening Inkscape. Good to go for now.

tylerdurden
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Re: Invalid XML file

Postby tylerdurden » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:30 am

All's well, that ends well, I guess... Not the most confidence inspiring course of events tho.

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not a valid xml document
empty file
Have a nice day.

I'm using Inkscape 0.92.2 (5c3e80d, 2017-08-06), 64 bit win8.1

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

TSPCO
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Re: Invalid XML file

Postby TSPCO » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:33 am

Yep

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Re: Invalid XML file

Postby brynn » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:35 pm

It seems this was also answered here: https://forum.inkscapecommunity.com/ind ... pic=1594.0

Please only post in one forum. If you're hoping for multiple ways to solve a problem, you can ask for that, in one forum, and we're very happy to do that. But it wastes our time to answer the same question in different forums.

Thanks :)

TSPCO
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Re: Invalid XML file

Postby TSPCO » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:22 pm

I apologize, I wasn't aware these two forums were connected, to be clear I asked on the community first, then receiving no replies there I posted on the inkscape forum.

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Re: Invalid XML file

Postby tylerdurden » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:33 pm

These forums are not connected, although some members traverse.

I am not a participant at the other forum, *because* it is not connected.

As far as I'm concerned, you can post on any forum you like.
Have a nice day.

I'm using Inkscape 0.92.2 (5c3e80d, 2017-08-06), 64 bit win8.1

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


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