Error=XML_ERROR_EMPTY_DOCUMENT ErrorID=13 (0xd) Line number=0

• Mar 27, 2023 - 17:52

It is showing me this error message and I'm not sure what to do about it. When I press "open anyway" it doesn't really do anything and just shows me the score page but without the music. Has anyone gotten this before?

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In reply to by jaydentaylor1

First, look for a backup:
For MuseScore 3:
For MuseScore 4:
The (MS4 handbook page is not available yet)

The only thing of value in your attachment is your score's thumbnail image:
You may be able to enlarge it in a photo viewer and perhaps see enough detail to copy the notation into a new score. The thumbnail displays an end barline, so maybe your score is only a single page. So, download the attachment and magnify the thumbnail.

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In reply to by vicentegutierr…

Try to reset your Musescore program to factory settings.
This file can also be opened with a zip tool and the contained mscx file can be extracted and runs with MuS 3.6.2 (I cannot use MuS 4.x). That is what I did last time.
Since the behavior is the same as above, the error seems to be caused by an unexpected setting in MuS 4.

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In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Unfortunately, not in all cases. One of the problems is, for example, if a measure repeat sign was used in MuS 4. Then in MuS 3 completely empty measures remain at the places, which can not be edited.

And if the 4.0 score was corrupt, there is quite a chance to be able to open it in MuS 3 anyway.

Hello! I've saved and closed the program, but the document won't open. What can I do? This isn't the first time this has happened; I've already lost some projects. Is there any way I can repair the documents? Using Musescore 3 doesn't work, and it's not possible to see the content in the documents. Thank you.

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In reply to by augustneira14

You can open a score in MuS 3.x if you extract the mscx file from the mscz file with a zip tool and open this mscx file. However, the text formatting of the title block is usually lost in the process.
If this does not work, which happens sometimes, there is a major bug in the file (only zeros; corruption during the zipping process etc.).
.If you have scores written in MuS 3.x, it makes sense to copy scores into the MuS 4 score folder and not to overwrite the 3.x originals with version 4.

Otherwise: also here the suggestion to reset MuS 4 first to factory settings. Maybe that is enough to be able to open the file again.

Attached is the file saved with MuS 3.6.2. You should also be able to open it with MuS 4.

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