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I just saved an .egp file, and on restart the file is the same size (1.7MB) but now contains nothing

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I just saved an .egp file, and on restart the file is the same size (1.7MB) but now contains nothing

Title basically says it all. I'm on EGP 7.1, and I have a 1.7MB .egp that used to consist of three process flows, each with several hundred lines of code which I saved because I had to restart my machine.

 

Imagine my surprise when upon opening it, I discovered that the project tree window is now completely blank. There is nothing in the displayed in the project tree and there is no project log. It's as though I've opened a completely blank file, except that if I grab a process flow from the dropdown shortcut, I can run it just as normal! Other .egp files I have on my machine are unaffected.

 

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I think it's pretty safe to conclude that I am experiencing a fairly major SASEG bug, and at this point I just want to recover some code from that file and then start over from a much older version. Does anyone know how I can go about that? Will .egp files open in a text editor that I can pour over looking for the code snippet I want?

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Re: I just saved an .egp file, and on restart the file is the same size (1.7MB) but now contains not

Posted in reply to MickeyTony

Try to open the .egp with 7zip or similar. You might be able to extract data from the contained XML files.

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Re: I just saved an .egp file, and on restart the file is the same size (1.7MB) but now contains not

Posted in reply to MickeyTony

As @KurtBremser indicated, opening the .egp file in a Zip application should allow you to recover code embedded in the project if the file is still reasonably intact.

 

I suggest contacting Tech Support as well.  Also, it is a good idea to make sure you have the latest update, in case you are encountering an issue that has already been addressed.

 

Casey

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