Visio 2010 error 128

I was trying to open a Visio project file that a friend sent me and the following error "error (128) occurred during the action Open File.This file cannot be opened  because it is corrupt." anyone have a clue ? I have other Visio files that open fine also.
 

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Send the file back to this friend and ask if they can open it.

Visio stencils and addons for engineering and software
http://www.paulherber.co.uk/

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I talked to my friend and they are having the same issue with the origional now. The file was started in Visio 2003 and was completed with 2010 if that helps any.

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That error can indicate file corruption.  There is a troubleshooting article that you can follow to see if any of the suggestions will get the file back for you, but if you cannot open it in some version of Visio, it may not help.

Troubleshooting article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826418

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this article is for Visio 2003/2007. Is there an updated 2010 version?

I tried these suggestions and Im still getting the same error.

Can I open a 32bit drawing with a 64 bit version of Visio?

many thanks,
Tony.

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I'm going to suggest your friend going to a backup ...
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I was trying to open a Visio project file that a friend sent me and the following error "error (128) occurred during the action Open File.This file cannot be opened  because it is corrupt." anyone have a clue ? I have other Visio files that open fine also.

I'm having a similar problem except I can open the file but I can't save it either as the original or a save as. So far I haven't found a solution at Microsoft. Any old 2003 Visio file ends up corrupted by Visio 2010. Nice compatability. Sigh!

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I open Visio 2003 files in Visio 2010 without any issues, assuming that they open okay in 2003 and are truly not corrupted.  Are these files that were created from a specific Visio 2003 template or by using any third party add-ins or tools?  If you copy one of the old sample drawings for Visio 2003 to a Visio 2010 system and open it, do you see the same error?

Also curious about what format the file is saved in?  Is it a Visio binary file (.VSD) or an XML format file (.VDX)?

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I had a cute version of this error... a file created in visio 2007 which opened fine in 2010, then after a number of changes (in 2010) I get the 128 error when trying to save it.  Copying the contents out of the "corrupt" unsavable file worked so I didn't loose all my efforts.

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This is a DISTINCT 64-bit problem.  Our organization (www.hl7.org) has a tool suite we have been using for over a decade.  It is currently running in many sites on Win7 or XP, and Visio 2002, 2003-7, and 2010.  It is tested in all combinations before release.

Just recently, two users have gotten this error message after installing the tool on Vis 2010 on a 64-bit machine. (Although using a 32-bit Visio 2010). They get this error when trying to open a "New" document using our stencil (which is shipped in Visio 2002 format).

Both times, we have "fixed" the problem by having the user open our *.vst file as a file in Visio 2010, and then re-save it, retaining the Visio 2002 format.  In both cases, that solved the problem and everything continued to run fine. 

The question is what can we do to the source file in order for it to be accepted on Visio 2010-32 bit running on Wn7-64bit????, 

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I had a similar issue with a file that became corrupt suddenly.  I use Windows 7 64-bit and Visio 2010.  This is how I recovered the file:

  1. open the directory where the file is stored in windows explorer
  2. right-click on the file and select properties
  3. Select the previous versions tab
  4. Select the most recent version from a restore point and select 'open'
  5. If the file opens successfully then save it as a new version of the file.
  6. If it won't open, try an earlier one, and so on until you are successful.
I was lucky and was able to retrieve a recent version that was unchanged from the corrupt file.   

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