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Unexpected (Too old?) file format

Hi everyone i am new at Qlikview i developed an application but now when i try to open it i get Unexpected (Too old?) file format error.

i am using Qlikview x64 Personal Edition

Version:11.20 SR7

i am afraid to reinstall Qlikview Application because it may happen to same to the rest of the files because of a personal edition.

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Partner
Partner

Hi, it happend with all your qlikview document?

i think the solution coudl be re install qlikview desktop

see this post

good luck

Fernando

Unexpected (too old?) file format

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Hi,

What version of Qlik you use?

Can you try by upgrading to latest version.

Regards

ASHFAQ

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MVP & Luminary
MVP & Luminary

I've just had this happen to a single QVW file, and in this case the file was corrupted.  Not sure how it happened, but opening the file in a text editor the file appears to only contain blanks, where it should have binary data followed by an XML definition of the file.

It's a case of reverting to a backup, if you have one, or recreate from the project folder - again if you have one.

My best guess of what occurred is an interruption during saving.

Steve

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It happened to us and created a case with Qliktech and there was no resolution but having a backup of your qvw, anyways there are some recomendations:

Resolution

Unfortunately, I was unsuccessful in opening the QVW. The only solution is to use a backup of the QVW. I apologize but we don't have any methods to recover the QVW. Corruption can be caused by a lot of different issues. It can be caused by other software programs touching the file like antivirus. It can also be caused by network issues. It could be caused by a failed saved QVW.

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Contributor II
Contributor II

uninstall-restart!-install solved it for me.

SW Version: 11.20 SR15

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Contributor II
Contributor II

as the error repeats, I figured that it happens when I load/save a file from Cloud Server. Try making a copy of your file in your local machine instead, and give it a try as well!