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Corrupted logic file, please, HELP!

Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:41 am

Hi, dear community!
Suddenly my logic file got corrupted! "The file couldn't be opened because it isn't in the correct format."
I tried to fix it according to some common recommendations like reboot, import it in another project, replace some files inside logic folder, but still I cannot open. Is there somebody who can give me some more advise or fix it by yourself? The file is here https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... rVuD3RJxbo
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Re: Corrupted logic file, please, HELP!

Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:18 am

Tried hard, but failed.
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Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:14 pm

Couldn't open it either.
Where do you save your projects? Internal or external drive?
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Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:33 pm

No joy here either, sorry.
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Re: Corrupted logic file, please, HELP!

Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:48 pm

Same miserable result here, with an added whatever-is-the-opposite-of bonus: I created a new project and tried importing tracks from your corrupted project, but the list came up blank. I then closed the File browser, saved that new project anyway (to test out new plugins later) closed it, worked on something else. 30 minutes later, I opened the new project and got the exact same message and Logic quitting "unexpectedly". So my attempt at importing only imported one thing: the issue.

For someone who understands how Logic is coded this might be a clue. That, and the crash report - which didn't tell me anything - but it rarely does.
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Re: Corrupted logic file, please, HELP!

Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:52 pm

triplets wrote:
Couldn't open it either.
Where do you save your projects? Internal or external drive?


Micro SD card which was always inside connected. Does it matter? When I realized its corrupted I made a copy to internal drive and google drive (link above). Thank you!
 
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Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:56 pm

fuzzfilth wrote:
Tried hard, but failed.


Thank you for trying!
 
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Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:38 pm

daniilyoll wrote:
Micro SD card which was always inside connected. Does it matter? When I realized its corrupted I made a copy to internal drive and google drive (link above). Thank you!


Not a good idea. Those cards are usually formatted in Fat32 or ExFat which Logic does NOT like and leads to project corruption as you have experienced now.

Get yourself a dedicated external HD, either USB 3 or Thunderbolt, and:
If it's spinning, make sure it's 7200 rpm high performance and format to MacOSX Extended, or
If it's an SSD, format to APFS.
You can do that with Disk Utility on your Mac.
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:31 am

triplets wrote:
Not a good idea. Those cards are usually formatted in Fat32 or ExFat which Logic does NOT like and leads to project corruption as you have experienced now.


Probably.. But it was "Mac OS Extended" format. Anyway... Thank you for recommendations. Before I did about 20 projects, that where on external hard drive (USB 3.0, 4Tb, extended) and had no problem,
 
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:05 am

daniilyoll wrote:
Before I did about 20 projects, that where on external hard drive (USB 3.0, 4Tb, extended) and had no problem,


Stick with the HD. It's a better tool than an SD card for audio purposes.
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:30 am

daniilyoll wrote:
Before I did about 20 projects, that where on external hard drive (USB 3.0, 4Tb, extended) and had no problem,

Yup. Definitely do not save your projects on an SD card — no matter how the card is formatted.
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:01 pm

Ok, understood. So the question is — is here some magic programmer, who at least can tell me the list of instruments' names I used in project. All the rest I can restore from my mind. Thank you all guys for the time you spent to my problem.
 
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:03 pm

What application can read files like ProjectData or MetaData.plist like text?
 
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Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:11 am

Texteditor can read almost any file as text.
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