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EMERGENCY...  CORRUPT VISIO FILE

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I'm working in Visio.  As I completed a page, my computer freezes..  I have to shut down and reboot.  When I get everything back up, I try to dbl click my icon on the desktop to my project and it tells me this:

"An error (100) occurred during the action Open File.
Visio cannot open the file becuase it's not a Visio file."

Once I select ok I get this message twice:

"Visio cannot open the file becuase it's not a Visio file."

????

I'm very, very peeved right now because I have about 6 weeks worth of work in that file..

Thanks...

Scorp8
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by:bruintje
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Hi, scorp8

also when you try to open from the visio menu file open?

HTH:O)Bruintje
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yep.  I've also tried to transfer the file to another folder, computer, etc.  nothing....
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maybe a copy of the file?

or go to the directory where you opened/saved the drawing and rename the ~yourdrawingfile.tmp file to yourdrawingfile.vsd. just change the extension from .tmp to .vsd and remove the ~ sign.

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there is no .tmp file in that directory.

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which version is this ? and have you tried a search on your drive looking for a temp file called like the temp from above
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I tried it again.  Nothing...

windows 2000 and visio 2000.

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Hi, scorp8,

OK this is a not so pretty try to get at least some of it back, i really don't know
how much of an option but you can try to make a copy and open it like this

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q212274

in the meantime i keep looking
HTH:O)Bruintje
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I've done all I can.  I'm considering it a lost cause...  Thanks for your efforts....

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