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  • Fri, Oct 13 2017 12:15 AM

    • Mark
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    Can't open past projects in new MC version

    Hi, all!

    Yes, I searched the forum, but couldn't find any recent or relevant posts. I had to do a clean install on my Mac Pro tower (5,1; purchased May 2012), upgrading to Mac OS X 10.12.5 and MC 8.9.2. So far most things appear to be functioning OK, BUT I can't open any past projects (done in March 2017 and mid-2016). They were done on Mac OS x 10.8.5 and MC 7.0.6 (I think). I placed the old project folders in the correct place, but when I try to open them I get a "can't open this project" error window.

    The test project I created with the new Mac and MC software opens just fine and have successfully done some simple edits.

    I created a new user and did not import any of the old users.

    Am I screwed?

    Thanks in advance!

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  • Fri, Oct 13 2017 8:22 AM In reply to

    • Bruno M
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    Re: Can't open past projects in new MC version

    I guess the question is whether this is a bug in 8.9.2 or something peculiar about your setup.

    You could try making one of your problem projects available to download by others to test out. If they're able to open it on 8.9.2,  that would at least rule out the software.

    It may also be worth it for them to re-save the project in 8.9.2 and see if it now opens for you.

    I'd offer, but I'm on Windows, which will only complicate matters.

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  • Fri, Oct 13 2017 10:38 AM In reply to

    • pierreh
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    Re: Can't open past projects in new MC version

    You could try to make a project with the same name as the one you want to import (and same specs), then you copy only the bins from the old project into the new one.

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  • Sat, Oct 14 2017 6:13 PM In reply to

    • Mark
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    Re: Can't open past projects in new MC version

    Thank you Bruno and Pierreh!

    Good idea, Bruno. I will try to make an old project available in the next few days. But, Pierreh's idea worked! "DOH!" Why didn't I think of that?!

    Many, many thanks.

     - Mark

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  • Sat, Oct 14 2017 6:16 PM In reply to

    • Mark
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    Re: Can't open past projects in new MC version

    I forgot to mention that I didn't use the exact same project name for the new projects. I get confused easily enough! I added "PR" to the name (Post Rebuild).

     - Mark

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  • Sat, Oct 14 2017 8:30 PM In reply to

    • RalphC
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    Re: Can't open past projects in new MC version

    Hi Mark,

      Tell us the result of the test, if you still have issue, email me the details including your systems ID and I will ask support team to investigate. 

     

    Thanks,

    RalphC

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