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Microsoft Project - error opening exported XML file

By jingguo ·
I exported a large (3,000 tasks) mpp to xml and when I attempt to open it with Project I get the error "An unexpected error occurred.The file may be damaged." I tried exporting it several times but get the same error each time. I don't see anything obvious in the xml, but it is huge and something could be lurking someplace that's not apparent. Does anybody have any ideas?

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by girault In reply to Microsoft Project - error ...

Do the following:
1. Launch Microsoft Project Professional and log into Project Server
2. Open the project in question
3. Click File - Save As - Save As File
4. Save the project as an .mpp file
5. Log into PWA with administrator permissions
6. Click Admin - Clean Up Project Server Database
7. Delete the project and its associated SharePoint subweb

On the new Project Server instance, do the following:
1. Launch Microsoft Project Professional and log into Project Server
2. Click Tools - Enterprise Options - Import Project to Enterprise
3. Import the project
4. Click Collaborate - Publish - All Information
5. Click Collaborate - Publish - Republish Assignments
6. Select the "Overwrite actual work entered by resources" option
7. Click OK
Hope this helps.
Also you can use special tool - Project Fix Toolbox
Here the link: https://www.fixtoolbox.com/projectfix.html

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