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    I accidentally deleted a QXP file ver.9.1 (os win64). In the recycle bin wasn't too. After his recovery with Recuva I found him restored. But QXpress is not able to open. Message is the same as opening of other versions: "this document can not be opened by this version of QuarkXpress (16)." Can anything be done? How to open damaged files QXP?
    thx Peter

  • #2
    I've never had luck opening a corrupted Quark file. It seems to me that Markzware might have something.


    • #3
      I know this is old but I have a fix after fighting with this problem for over a year with random files corrupting while we're on deadline. Our tech support guy and I just spent some time on the phone with Quark, and after pressing the Quark guy he finally told us about a software that we can use to fix the files easily. It's got something to do with the header information (if you know hex code, unlike me, this probably makes sense). Anyway, the program the guy finally told us we could use is called "Free Hex Editor Neo". The error is in the first line of code. On ours, if we change the first block on the first line of the code from "ff" to "00", save it and close it everything works! I'm so excited about this that I'm going to make a YouTube video on how to do it. There are no words for how relieved to find a fix. I was ready to start working on my boss about switching to InDesign! Hope it helps someone!


      • jiri
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        Thank you very much, your advice has just saved me 2 days of hard work that seemed to be lost forever!!!!!

    • #4
      Melindabelle's advice has worked perfectly - two days of work saved!!!


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