Corrupted file

• Jun 6, 2023 - 05:05

I've had Musescore 4 spuriously crash on my quite often, but the issues were not usually reproducible, and I could work my way around them. However, for the first time, it seems an entire file is now corrupted and I cannot open it at all? Would greatly appreciate if anyone could lend some help/insight into what might be happening, in general, and how I might recover this particular file ... (I'm on a 2020 MacBook Pro with Ventura 13.3.1, and this happened with MuseScore 4.0.2)


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WIP.mscz 38.03 KB


OK. So, the last thing I did before this file was corrupted was add a Volta. After
1. Unarchiving the mscz file
2. Opening the internal mscx file in a text editor
3. Manually removing all the volta tags

... I was able to "recover" the score—sans all the voltas, of course. I have no idea what just happened, but leaving this comment in case it is helpful for anyone else in the future.

In reply to by jungjongbin

Out of pure interest in the problem, I opened the mscx in MuS 3.6.2. There were no errors, however the volta's did not playing correctly.

The third volta was not played at all, the flow jumped after the 2nd volta directly to mark C without playing volta 3 and sections B1 and B2.

I added an end repeat barline at the end of the 2nd Volta (measure 12) and the sequence plays as expected.

Maybe that was the reason for the problem with MuS 4.

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WIP_3.6.2.mscz 25.55 KB

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