November 29, 2021, 11:47am
Hi, I’ve been working on a video using shotcut and everything went fine until today. As soon as i wanted to open the file today, Shotcut gave me a “Failed to open file” notification. I saved my file as I did usual the day before and now it can’t be opened
Heres the file:
secondvid.mlt (443.4 KB)
Is there anyone who has an idea what could have gone wrong?
Your file is not recoverable.
You’ll have to use a backup copy if you have one.
This is what your file looks like in Notepad ++
When it should like this:
You can read more on it here:
This file is corrupt and it has nothing to do with the upgrade. The only way to recover is if you have a backup. You can read more about it by
searching here on “NUL” or the web in general on “windows file null character” to find something like this. As far as we can tell this is not due to a bug in Shotcut but something in the way Windows does caching or hardware. Shotcut first writes a temporary file, verifies it valid XML, and then renames it to the name you provided.
In the future I would advise you to do
File > Save As after you initially save the project. This allows you to save the file to different folder/file locations along with changing the file name.
February 27, 2022, 11:47am
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