All of my instruments have gone missing from the "choose instruments" page! HELP ME!!!

• Jul 4, 2018 - 19:49
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S5 - Suggestion

I was looking creating a new instrument (a sonic screwdriver instrument, for those curious), and the forum I was reading instructed me to open up the "instruments.xml" file. I went to the file location, but it didn't exist! So I created one, and edited it the way the instructions said. I then opened Musescore, and in the "choose instruments" screen, I clicked "Load...", navigated to the file's location, and opened it. Nothing peculiar happened at the time, but this morning I went to make a new piece and BAM, no instruments. None at all! I then proceeded to delete the "instruments.xml" file and restart Musescore. No changes. I am using the linux 32-bit version, version 2.2 (I believe). Can someone help me?


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Try revert to factory settings. If this doesn't fix it, attach your Instruments.xml here.

In the future you should discuss problems like this in the forum first, it's probably not a bug but something you did and can definitely be fixed.

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Indeed, if you created your own instruments.xml and told MuseScore to use that one instead of the default, and then didn't include all the original instruments in yours, or had a syntax error, this is exactly what you should expect. So, do the revert to factory settings to start ove,r then ask for help in the support forum as mentioned.