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Evan SchaferProject File Unrecognized "Wrong File Type"
by on Aug 14, 2008 at 2:49:09 pm

Hello all-

I'm getting an error while trying to open any and all project files on my system, "File Error: Wrong Type". I was working on the system all day yesterday without any problems, I havent done any updates to anything on the system, and today I am getting this error.

I can open FCP and open QT movies and they will play fine within FCP and out through my Kona, just no projects. I've gone through the usual motions of trashing prefs, repairing permissions, rebooting.

System details:

Mac Pro 2 x 3ghx dual core w/4G RAM
OS 10.4.11
FCP v 6.0.2
Kona Lhe w/5.1



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Rafael AmadorRe: Project File Unrecognized "Wrong File Type"
by on Aug 14, 2008 at 2:57:16 pm

Hi Evan
That absolutely sound to some media corruption or so.
you need to find out which clip or graphic is causing the problem.
The only way is to put the media off-line.
Bring the media back in batches opening FC after each batch.
in the moment that fc fails to open you found it.
Rafael


http://www.nagavideo.com


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Evan SchaferRe: Project File Unrecognized "Wrong File Type"
by on Aug 14, 2008 at 3:18:53 pm

I took all my media offline and tried again, but it's still not recognizing the projects. In the application itself, all the project files are grayed out. I have another system here @ 6.0.2 as well, which will open the files in question, so I would think it is not the projects, but the app itself that is corrupt somehow.



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Jeremy GarchowRe: Project File Unrecognized "Wrong File Type"
by on Aug 14, 2008 at 3:28:45 pm

Hmm, that's pretty curious.

Any chance you want to upgrade FCP?

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1249


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Evan SchaferRe: Project File Unrecognized "Wrong File Type"
by on Aug 14, 2008 at 3:36:40 pm

Curious indeed. I've been working under the theory of "If it aint broke, dont fix it" for a while now with 6.0.2, but it looks like it's broken and needs fixin'. I just hate having to update to fix things, you know?

I'll let you know how it works out.



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Rafael AmadorRe: Project File Unrecognized "Wrong File Type"
by on Aug 14, 2008 at 3:41:34 pm

Sure, If you can, fallow the advice of Jeremy.
At least for my self, FC 6.0.4 with QT 7.5 and Mac OX 10.5.4 are working well in my MBP.
Rafael


http://www.nagavideo.com


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Rafael AmadorRe: Project File Unrecognized "Wrong File Type"
by on Aug 14, 2008 at 3:34:07 pm

Now clearly smells problems with the system.
Reinstall the last FC update that you have installed, so you will keep in the same version.
If that doesn't works, you know: Trashing Preferences.
Anyway, before to tweak FC I always recommend to make sure than your Mac OX is optimized: Permissions, Directories, caches..So Maintenance, DiskWarrior or TechTools.
Rafael


http://www.nagavideo.com


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Evan SchaferRe: Project File Unrecognized "Wrong File Type"
by on Aug 14, 2008 at 3:39:34 pm

I agree it's sounds and smells like a system problem. I'm going to take this version of FCP down and reinstall. I might have to go to 6.0.4 though, as I didnt save the updater for the 6.0.2 version and Apple is pretty bad about keeping older versions available for download on their site. Maybe I'll get lucky.

Will let you know how it turns out.



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Jeremy GarchowRe: Project File Unrecognized "Wrong File Type"
by on Aug 14, 2008 at 3:44:01 pm

Evan- before doing all of that. Did you follow the link I sent? Is that the error you are getting?


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Evan SchaferRe: Project File Unrecognized "Wrong File Type"
by on Aug 14, 2008 at 3:47:27 pm

Jeremy,

I did follow it but, no, it is not the error I'm getting. The one I'm getting is: "File Error: Wrong Type."



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Jeremy GarchowRe: Project File Unrecognized "Wrong File Type"
by on Aug 14, 2008 at 3:52:38 pm

OK. Just checking. I'd would update to the latest and greatest before reinstalling. See if that works. Like what Rafael said, the latest combo seems to be working pretty well. If that doesn't work, then reinstall.


Jeremy


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Evan SchaferRe: Project File Unrecognized "Wrong File Type"
by on Aug 14, 2008 at 5:30:20 pm

Thanks guys, the update to 6.0.4 is working currently. I'm still a bit hesitant about the system though, but at least I can work today!



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Erik ScheelRe: Project File Unrecognized "Wrong File Type"
by on Nov 18, 2010 at 5:37:47 pm

I had the same problem and here is what I did and it worked.

Open the corrupt .fcp in TextEdit saved it as ".txt" Take that file and change it's extension back to .fcp and it should be good to go. There might be some reconnecting to do but it's all there.

Hope this helps.


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Doug MetzRe: Project File Unrecognized "Wrong File Type"
by on Apr 13, 2012 at 2:41:06 pm

"Open the corrupt .fcp in TextEdit saved it as ".txt" Take that file and change it's extension back to .fcp and it should be good to go. There might be some reconnecting to do but it's all there."

This works - FCP 7.0.3 / 10.6.8

Thank you!

Doug Metz

Anode


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Anshul JoshiRe: Project File Unrecognized "Wrong File Type"
by on Jun 23, 2012 at 9:33:27 am

Thank so much for this! My mac had crashed and I had recovered my project files from it and all of them gave this error... i almost cried and was contemplating an alternative career after I would be fired from my current project... Thanks again so much for this...


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Brad IversonRe: Project File Unrecognized "Wrong File Type"
by on Nov 21, 2013 at 3:27:28 pm

Saved me on this one, thanks!!


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Romina OrdóñezRe: Project File Unrecognized "Wrong File Type"
by on Dec 23, 2010 at 6:15:05 pm

Thank you, that solved my problem

I had touble with capture now in fcp 4.5, then I took the quicktime receipts to the trash and updated quicktime in my G5 Mac Os 3.9 to quicktime 7.5. I solved my capture now problems, and now I finally can do it. But FC do not open my existing projects. It begins to open the project, and in the 18 % the program shuts down inexpectedly saying Kern Protection Failure.
New projects are fine, I can begin a new project, the problem now is with the existing ones.
Please if you can help me, I had some work to do.
Thank you,
Romina


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