How to view corrupted mpp file of microsoft project ?exported a large (4,000 tasks) mpp to xml and when I attempt to open it with Project I get the error “An unexpected error occurred… The file may be damaged.” I tried exporting it several times but get the same error each time. I don’t see anything obvious in the xml, but it is huge and something could be lurking someplace that’s not apparent. Does anybody have any ideas?

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Last Post by bataarchigu

We have to discover what is failing: the export or the import part of the process.

There are several open source programs to check if a XML file is valid. If the XML file is found to be invalid, you know there is a bug in the export process.

If you are not afraid of command line interfaces (this has future, also in MS environments), xmllint can be a good tool to validate XML.
MPP Viewer Tool – from http://www.mpp.viewertool.com/

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