Musescore crashes every time I open my score! Can someone help me retrieve the music in this score?

• Oct 15, 2019 - 00:27

Hi guys, I've just written something down and now musescore is crashing every time I open it. Please, please please can someone help me retrieve the music?


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It opens fine in the release candidate for MuseScore 3.3. The problem seems to be the staff type change at the beginning of the score, that causes a crash in current version but won't in 3.3 and later. But a staff type change at the beginning of a score is unnecessary, it doesn't do anything different from just setting staff properties on the staff itself. Unfortunately, while it opens in 3.3, it crashes when I remove the element. So I' e removed it manually, editing the MSCX file within the MSCZ archive.

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In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Thanks Marc! What happened is that I had put the stafftypechanges in, thinking this was the way to create an ossia that 'appeared' midway through the score. Then I discovered the feature to hide individual measures, so I realised that I didn't need to have these in -- and I was trying to remove the stafftypechanges when it suddenly crashed and wouldn't re-open the file! What drama. Thanks for all your help. Constantly learning about Musescore, and generally very happy.

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