|Nov 4, 2007, 03:19 PM||#1|
index.xml file missing
Hello. I backed up all my files and did a clean install of leopard. I dumped my files and now, when I try to open a Pages document, I get: "Unable to open “insert_filename_here” because the document is invalid. The index.xml file is missing."
Any suggestions? And I have noticed some of the files work, and others don't. Seems to be about 50/50. Same with all my Keynote files, except it just says the file is damaged.
Any and all help is appreciated!
15" 2.2 i7 MBP, 750GB HDD, 8GB RAM; 16GB iPhone 5
|Jan 5, 2010, 01:35 PM||#3|
Finally a solution which worked for me!
I tried all the other suggested solutions for the dreaded "The index.xml file is missing" error when trying to open a corrupted Pages document. I had tried all the suggestions from 2007 to 2009 with no luck.
Then, the last one I came across recommended renaming the file from "[file name].pages" to "[file name].pages.zip" and then opening it on my Mac. I tried this, but it still didn't work. So I emailed the file to myself at work where i use PC's, and lo and behold I was able to open the file with the intrinsic Windows XP Compressed Folders. I assume that this could probably be done in Windows in Parallels as well, and other applications like Winzip might work just as well as the Compressed Folders in Windows XP.
After opening it, I found the .pdf preview file (Thanks heavens for saving a preview in the Pages document) and I sent this back to myself at my Mac. Voila! I opened the PDF in Preview, copied, and pasted the text back into a Pages document (with saved preview!). Hope this helps!
|May 8, 2010, 02:04 AM||#4|
Solution: You're on the right track but windows not necessary
SOLUTION: rename the file to .zip. Double-click this file to unzip and you should now have:
1. If the
2. If the
3. #1 solved it for me so beyond this I'm not sure, perhaps you could borrow this index.xml file from another pages document to recover at least something from a working file.
|Aug 22, 2014, 06:04 PM||#6|
All my pages documents on my desktop will not open as of today. I get the message that the index.xml is missing. I've tried to rename document.pages to document.zip but then I can't double click it because it turns into a folder and there are no files with the name of my document in it.
What happened to cause this and can anything short of swearing off Apple computers help?
|May 4, 2015, 12:41 PM||#7|
This index.xml fix worked for me
I discovered the index.xml / Pages problem only today – couldn't open any files created in or before August 2014. As these forums are always very helpful, I thought I would share the fix that worked for me (after trying many others).
The problem: Pages 5.2.2 in OS 10.9.5 does not open Pages documents previous to iWork upgrade of August, 2014.
Pages 5 says: "file cannot be opened" (not very informative). Pages 4 says: "index.xml file is missing" (a bit more helpful).
What worked for me: go to the file. Open the file package (right-click the file), unpack the index.zip file (double click it). Then back to the problematic file, double-click, open sesame.
There are a lot of fixes floating around. I guess with different versions of documents and Pages-upgrades different fixes are necessary.
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