Trouble opening templates from 2012

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Trouble opening templates from 2012

Post by Greensill » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:32 pm

I just upgraded to Finale 26 and it won't let me open any of my templates (that I labored over for many, many hours! I get this error message....

While attempting to access “Vocal + Trio template 2012.mus” the File Manager reported an error.

Finale - Error occurred. ID = -2

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Re: Trouble opening templates from 2012

Post by Bill Stevens » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:21 pm

Try simplifying the file name to something like template.mus. This is a long shot, but try changing the suffix to .musx.

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Re: Trouble opening templates from 2012

Post by motet » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:04 pm

Did you copy your templates into the new version's directory? Since it's a File Manager error, sounds like it's something like that rather than a Finale problem. Make sure Preferences/Folders/Templates is correct.

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Re: Trouble opening templates from 2012

Post by at8ax » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:19 pm

Templates should have .ftm suffixes, no? Or .ftmx? So if you're trying to "Open Template" and clicking on a .mus file ... ?

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Re: Trouble opening templates from 2012

Post by Bill Stevens » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:17 pm

Greensill is listed as a Mac user.

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Re: Trouble opening templates from 2012

Post by N Grossingink » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:27 pm

He's on a Mac, so files can have the .mus suffix or no suffix at all.

Mike, if you've backed up these templates at any point in the past, try to find an older backup. It sounds like your current files are corrupt.

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Re: Trouble opening templates from 2012

Post by Bill Stevens » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:10 pm

Could you post a template file here to see if someone can open it?

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Re: Trouble opening templates from 2012

Post by miker » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:12 am

Regardless, I think it's a good idea to recreate the templates periodically, rather than continue using one from that long ago.
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Re: Trouble opening templates from 2012

Post by Greensill » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:14 pm

Thanks guys....it was to do with where the files were kept.

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