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Can't Open – Bad Header

December 26, 2007 | 10:59 pm

Hi,

Why would a file that was completely fine the last time it was opened suddenly not open due to a bad header? And is there any way to resolve this? I recently moved my license to an ilok. Could this have prompted it? For example if the ilok was removed when Max was open?

Cheers

Andy


December 27, 2007 | 12:55 am

Quote: Andy wrote on Wed, 26 December 2007 14:59
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> Hi,
>
> Why would a file that was completely fine the last time it was opened suddenly not open due to a bad header? And is there any way to resolve this? I recently moved my license to an ilok. Could this have prompted it? For example if the ilok was removed when Max was open?
>
> Cheers
>
> Andy
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I’ve never heard of this as an iLok problem. More likely, a hard disk problem. Is this an audio file?

mz


December 27, 2007 | 9:43 am

Sorry I wasn’t clear before. Its a Max file. I can’t imagine its a hard disk problem. Its a month old computer that has displayed no other symptoms of hard disk failure at all.

Andy


December 27, 2007 | 5:10 pm

Yes I had this but really can;t remember why. Have you tried to open as a
txt file in a text editor and comparing to anoter file? It might give some
hint how to reconstruct. P

On 27/12/2007, Andy Brennan wrote:
>
>
> Sorry I wasn’t clear before. Its a Max file. I can’t imagine its a hard
> disk problem. Its a month old computer that has displayed no other symptoms
> of hard disk failure at all.
>
> Andy
>


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December 27, 2007 | 5:26 pm

I hadn’t thought to try that but when I did, the file did open but was completely empty. No way to compare unfortunately.

Andy


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