Old 10-02-2006, 12:21 PM   #1
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I posted about receiving a "parsing error" a while back when I was using a rather antiquated PC and running Windows 98. Now, that I've upgraded quite a bit and am running XP I hadn't had any "parsing errors" until last night. I had just installed Reaper upgrade 1.22 before it occurred. It reads as a "REAPER Error... There was an error parsing the specified project". It pops up when I try to load this particuliar project. Any ideas? I've been backing stuff up pretty diligently, but let my guard down and really want to salvage this project. Maybe it's payback for not yet paying for Reaper (which I intend to do if it looks like it's got some staying power... so far, so good). Thanks!

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Old 10-02-2006, 01:28 PM   #2
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I posted about receiving a "parsing error" a while back when I was using a rather antiquated PC and running Windows 98. Now, that I've upgraded quite a bit and am running XP I hadn't had any "parsing errors" until last night. I had just installed Reaper upgrade 1.22 before it occurred. It reads as a "REAPER Error... There was an error parsing the specified project". It pops up when I try to load this particuliar project. Any ideas? I've been backing stuff up pretty diligently, but let my guard down and really want to salvage this project. Maybe it's payback for not yet paying for Reaper (which I intend to do if it looks like it's got some staying power... so far, so good). Thanks!

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What plugins are you using on that project?
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Old 10-02-2006, 02:58 PM   #3
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Next time you have a project that won't parse, post it here and I'll take a look..
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Old 10-02-2006, 06:10 PM   #4
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Thanks for the speedy replies, guys. I got the project working by opening the "BAK" file or whatever it is. Basically, I think it's some kind of backup file that gets saved simultaneous to the "regular" save. Found out about it after doing some Googling. Whatever it is it saved my project. I really have no clue about how you develop this kind of software, but creating some sort of back-up file as a clone to the "main one saved" seems to be a great idea! Keep up the good work.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:07 PM   #5
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Hi all,

I was wondering could you offer help/advice on a file for which I'm receiving a "parsing error".

I've spent the day recording, saving regularly only to lose the file when my computer crashed.

I'd greatly appreciate any help you can offer on the attached files.

Thanks.
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File Type: rpp april 19th (2).RPP (145.3 KB, 362 views)
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:29 AM   #6
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Sorry johnryan those RPP files are filled with 'Nulls' so it ain't ever gonna fly.
Essentially those RPP files are trashed.
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:24 PM   #7
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Worth a shot

Thank you for taking a look; I appreciate it.

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Old 08-16-2014, 03:22 PM   #8
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Just wanted to chime in and say this ancient thread saved my bacon today. Yay for backup projects!
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:32 AM   #9
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Me too, guys. .bak is where it's at!
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Old 01-01-2015, 01:13 PM   #10
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Hello there. I'm also getting a parsing error, but it happens with both the main file and the backup file. There is a reasonable file size, so I don't think it's corrupt, but I could very well be wrong. I'd appreciate if someone could look into this.
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Old 04-23-2015, 08:24 AM   #11
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Hey, I'm having a parsing error for a track I recorded a while ago. Please help, I would really love to not have to re record this entire thing. Please help if you can!
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Old 04-23-2015, 08:42 AM   #12
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Hey, I'm having a parsing error for a track I recorded a while ago. Please help, I would really love to not have to re record this entire thing. Please help if you can!
Sorry, the project file is lost. It only contains null characters, so nothing can be got out of it anymore. Your recorded audio files should still exist though, but you will need to build the project from scratch and place the existing audio files on it.

This looks like a serious bug in Reaper! What could make it write only null characters into the project file...?
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This looks like a serious bug in Reaper!
Or disk corruption? Or maybe virus/etc?
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Or disk corruption? Or maybe virus/etc?
Hmm, true...
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Old 09-06-2016, 10:19 PM   #15
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Thanks! I got the same problem and opened the .bak and solved it. Now i will **** ******* ****** **** for it, so i can cheer me up and make some sacrifices to God. Cheers!

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Old 09-13-2016, 10:21 PM   #16
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I got this message tonight. So how do i open the project using the backup files?
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Old 12-04-2016, 11:14 PM   #17
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I seriously owe you all my freaking life.
I have been working on my bands new album for about a year now and suddenly today I get the error. Reading this thread,i just searched up "BAK" in the file of which my album was saved and there they all where. Cliced and dragged into reaper and loaded all tracks, vsts, everything in place.
It really scared the hell out of my that the main song to the album got corrupted.. But again. Thank you all. I don't know how old this thread is btw. Lol
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Old 07-23-2017, 11:53 AM   #18
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I just stepped into and out of depression :-P. I got the "parsing error" too and I was almost certain that many days of work where just lost until I found this thread. This "bak" file saved the day. Got me up and running in no time. You will find it in the same directory as of the correspondent corrupted rpp file. Many thanks to whoever is responsible for this and everybody here that shared this information. ;-)
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Old 06-26-2019, 04:02 AM   #19
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Hello,
I worked on the same project at home / at my job carrying an external hd, and somehow, I can't open it anymore
Same thing for the bak file
Can you check if you can do something about it ?
thanks a lot !
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