Help With Corrupted Quark File

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by foneschlomo, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. foneschlomo macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    We have a corrupted quark file and none of the usual techniques seem to be working. Does anyone have Markztools that could give this a whirl? We don't want to buy the software until we know if it will even help in this situation.

    Thanks!
    Justin
     
  2. flrazor macrumors member

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    What sort of corruption is going on? Will the file open or does it just crash? Are you getting an error message? What are the "usual techniques" you are trying to fix things? The more info you can give the better we might be able to help out.
     
  3. foneschlomo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry,
    We are working in OSX Leopard, with quark 7. We manually back up to a PC server, which I think is causing the problems. However, certain files simply will not open. We try command open, etc, but the error we get says there is an invalid file format.
     
  4. flrazor macrumors member

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    Do your Quark files have the .qxp file extension on the end, or do they just have a file name with no extension? I've had this happen sometimes where Quark didn't recognize it since we didn't have the .qxp extension.

    If they don't have the extension on them, try manually adding it to the filename (you'll get a warning from OS X asking if you really want to change the extension that you'll have to agree to) and then see if the files will open. If they still don't work or have the .qxp extension already and still won't open, then we'll have to find something else to try.
     
  5. Infinitygraphix macrumors member

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    File name can be .qxd or .qxd

    depending on the version they wre created/saved.

    Quark extension used to be .QXD.. but I just realize that they are now .QXP

    ...


     
  6. flrazor macrumors member

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    Right, was .qxd (Quark Express Document) through version 6 IIRC, then updated to .qxp (Project) with version 7. Since the OP was using ver 7 I went for the current extension. Good call on either being valid, though. I've been able to take old files that didn't want to open and use the current .qxp extension and get them to open, even when created in earlier versions.
     

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