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Recover a project file

Posted on 2009-03-31
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I was saving a project on Visual Studio 2008 Pro when my computer rebooted.
Now when I open a solution, I get the message "Unable to read the project file 'XXXXX.csproj'.".
I checked this file, it contains only nulled chars (instead of all the config of the project).

Is there a way to recover or regenerate this file?

Thanks for your help.
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by:VikramMullick
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Are you using VSS, TFS etc...?
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by:nicolas-cableorganizer
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No I'm not.

It looks like the only way to recover it is to write this file manually... that's terrible. Even Word do allow to recover files.
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For those who would encounter the same problem, here is what I did.

1. Create a new similar project
2. Copy the content of the *.csproj (or vbproj, etc.)
3. Remove all the "Compile Include" references.
Basically this:
    <Compile Include="Form1.cs">
      <SubType>Form</SubType>
    </Compile>
    <Compile Include="Form1.Designer.cs">
      <DependentUpon>Form1.cs</DependentUpon>
    </Compile>
4. Launch your project, it should starts with none of your forms, class...
5. Add all your existing items in your project...

Hope that helps
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