InDesign Auto-recovery Failed
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InDesign auto-recovery failed – transcript:
Hi, my name is Mark. I’m going to quickly run through the problems I encountered while trying to open the corrupted, damaged InDesign file, and the eventual solution I was able to stumble upon. So, to start off with, let’s open InDesign. The recovery screen, which I tried every option: Yes, No and Cancel, and it would then, after opening the file for a brief period of time, it began to crash. So, as an example, InDesign crashed on opening it.
I open it again. It should give me the InDesign Auto-Recovery screen, which it does. Let’s click Yes and see if it can auto-recover it. And it stopped working. InDesign document recovery failed! So, I’ve had this problem for quite some time. In going back and forth between opening it, closing it, auto-recovering it, not auto-recovering it. Occasionally, it opened for a brief period of time before the program stopped working again.
So, the two options, the two serious options that I came across in order to solve this problem was, firstly, to create a new document and try to place the old document into the new one, and the second one was to delete the InDesign preferences, get rid of the preferences, all the old, the defaults, and also your file recovery files or, in a sense, your auto back files.
So, let’s go through the first one, which would be creating a new document. So, we’ll click Cancel and that should take you to the welcome screen. And what you want to do is create a new document and try to make it similar to the document that is corrupted. So, when, if it does place, it places correctly. The slice is custom in the corrupted file, but it’s more than an 1/8 full or a 1/4 of work. And we’ll zoom out.
And we’re now going to try and place our selection in the corrupted InDesign file. It takes some time. (bell rings) And eventually, we hear those bells. The other option is to drag the file in question into the new document, but in the end, the result is (bells ring) this. (bells ring) The other option was, as I mentioned before, getting rid of the defaults.
Now, that can be accessed through your C drive of your main user, Application dot… You go into your local folder and Adobe InDesign, the actual version you’re running. We go into InDesign recovery, delete the files inside it. We delete the save dot… We delete all of these. See what I mean, go back, go into Adobe InDesign, the version you’re running, and delete your defaults.
And you try to open it again, and it opens briefly. Let’s see if I repress the fonts. It opens for a short while and again it quit. So, after exhausting all my options as to what I can do by myself, I managed to stumble across the Markzware web site, as an extreme last resort in recovering what I’ve got in an InDesign file.
I managed to get a hold of one of their technicians, and uploaded my corrupted InDesign file to him and within, I suppose, a couple of minutes of a few hours of receiving the file, he managed to recover it and had sent it back to me. And I’m now in the process of just sort of fixing the formats. Obviously, when it came back a few of the layouts, things had moved around.
So, in conclusion, rather than bash your head against the wall trying to find a solution yourself, if it is worth paying somebody to do it, rather save the time, save the space, save the worry, and send your corrupt files to Markzware. Alright. Thank you.
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