Replay Error (Invalid/Corrupt File)

Two days ago (27.01.2021) I used relpay to record my screen for a project. Now, I wanted to go back on the replay file to edit the sound/length etc. and I get an error message saying 'The project is invalid or corrupt and cannot be opened. It may have been created in an earlier version of Replay.'. 

Surely Articulate wouldn't have released an update, which now makes my file is invalid.

Please help! How can I recover this file?

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Katie Riggio

Greetings, Klaire! 

Great move to open a support case as well, where Matthew helped recover a screen recording from the corrupted .replay file with these steps:

  1. Download and install 7-Zip, a free extraction tool.
  2. Right-click the Replay project file, scroll to 7-Zip and choose Extract to <name of your project>
  3. A folder with the same name will be created in the same location as your project file. Simply open it to see the extracted contents. (You won't be able to decipher or use some items.) 
  4. Open the Replay folder and then the Media folder to find your videos. (You might need to change the file format for each video from *.bin to *.mpeg.)
Tip: Visit this guide for detailed best practices regarding managing Replay files.

I hope those steps helped you out, and we're here if you have any more questions!