{unexpected file format}

I’m experiencing the unexpected file format error that I had a file opened yesterday and saved.
Landscaping GOA Naivasha.skb.skp (5.0 MB)
This morning when trying to open the file unexpectedly, this error occurred.

I was able to recover the file.

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Thanks Colin!
I received the file.

Hi @colin
I am running into the same issue. Could you please help with recovering this file?

Thank you!

I was able to recover the file:

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Thank you!

Hi Colin, i am also running into this issue. Could you assist with this? The model is appearing in the thumbnail but not much luck opening it.



I’m not sure why I didn’t see this post before. The link expired, if you still need help upload the file again to get a new link.

Hi Colin,
Are you the Gatekeeper for all “Unexpected File Format” files? I can’t find any ‘how to’ information online in regards to recovering files with this issue. Seems like you are the guy. Can you help with this file?

Thanks in advance,
2023 0927 - ALT 2.skp (3.1 MB)

See if this one opens for you. There was a bad group in the model although I couldn’t identify which one.
2023 0927 - ALT 2 recovered.skp (3.1 MB)

I also fixed the incorrect tag usage in the model.
Screenshot - 9_27_2023 , 6_16_54 PM

wow that was fast. It worked. Thanks!

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Fortunately the amount of times I have to be the one to fix these files has gone down. The 2023.1 update is able to automatically fix some of the problems when they occur.