Guitar tab sheet music file not opening, and crashing Musescore

• May 11, 2015 - 23:55


I was playing around with producing a guitar tab version of the Star Wars Theme, and I created it with the Beta version of 2.0. But since installing the official version of Musescore 2, every time I try to open the file, it shuts down Musescore. I tried uploading the file to the site, and it seems there's a problem with the file. Any chance anyone can help get back what's in the file, to save me some time?


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Star_Wars_Theme.mscz 19.95 KB


The message you see when you load it into 2.0 tells you exactly what and where the problem is - measure 6. So, hit the "Ignore" button to load the file despite the error, and you can see something is very wrong between measures 5 & 7. Without knowing *exactly* what went wrong, the simply solution is to select the whole range from 5-7, Ctrl+Delete to remove those measures completely, then insert new ones and re-enter the music.

EDIT, hmm, you say it crashes for you? Doesn't for me. Here is the version with those measures removed.

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Star_Wars_Theme - fixed.mscz 18.18 KB

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Hi Marc,

Thanks for the edited mscz file. At least I can just add the bars back in and carry on. But to be precise about the 'crash'. When I open up Musecore, then try and open my original file, I get a window saying 'Musescore has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution' and then after a couple of seconds: 'Musescore has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. WIndows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.' (See attached images.)

Not that it's a big deal now that I have the edited file, but I'm surprised that your version of Muescore can tell you where the problem is in the score. I'm using Muescore 2.0.1 although I have 1.3 still on the computer too.

Thanks for your help,

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