At 7/1/10 03:29 PM, Hoeloe wrote:
Recently, Fruity Loops 5 has been corrupting my files. I've been using it for several years with no problems, and over the past few days, it's decided to corrupt a load of my files, giving me the message: "An error occurred while reading the FLP file.
It may be corrupted, or a plugin caused an error while opening"
Now, I've been using East West Quantum Leap symphonic orchestra, and I would blame that if it weren't for the fact that a file using only the magical8bitPlug3 plugin also gave this error. My questions are:
Why is this happening?
I don't know. that's really strange that its corrupting several files. try copying your samples and whatnot and reinstalling FL studio and/or removing the plugins/reinstalling for whatever reason that you cannot update, it's worth downloading a demo of FL 9 and seeing if they can load your files without corruption.
Is there any way to recover the corrupt files?
There's a few things you can do
-google "FLPrecovery tool". I tried it on two corrupt projects, 1 it didnt work, and the other it worked but all the playlist, automation, and mixer channel data were erased.
-use the Image-Line FLP diagnostic tool. there's a link under the help tab in FL. I might be incorrect, but I believe this was the program that allowed you to load project files while given the option to disable potential faulty plugins, so this may be particularly useful in your case.
-Post your corrupt file on the image line forum
-This might be a bit out of reach and not worth the effort, but you could try manually editing the project file headers with a hex editor and by comparing the differences between a corrupt and non-corrupt file. there should be a topic about this on the OCRemix forum.
How can I stop it?
-again, reinstalling FL and other plugins. Don't be reluctant to update, later versions are very similar to 5 & 6 (6 atleast) and it wont hinder your workflow.