Open project from output without a .story file?

Jan 25, 2016


I managed to publish a course and load it to my LMS without ever saving the course, and then my computer crashed.  I now have everything up again, but I only have the output file.  I do not have the .story file.  Is it possible to open, publish, and save this project from the output files? 



4 Replies
Jacqueline Cardenas

Thank you for your reply.

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Leslie McKerchie

Hi Jacque!

Looks like Phil has popped in to assist you here. I wanted to pop in and share some information in case it is able to assist you.

There may still be a working version of your project in your temp files. Here's how to check:
1) Open this folder in Windows Explorer:
2) Scan the contents of this folder for a file that starts with the name of your project. If you find one, copy it to your desktop. If you find more than one, copy the latest version to your desktop.
3) Change the file extension of the copy on your desktop from *.tmp to *.story.
4) Double-click the file to open it in Storyline.
Also, be sure to always create, edit, and publish projects on your local hard drive. Working from a network drive or a USB drive can cause erratic behavior due to latency, such as file corruption, an inability to save changes, and loss of resources. See this article for details.
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