Original Authoring Files Lost! Is there a way to convert output?

Sep 30, 2013

Arrrgh! I cannot locate the folder with my original authoring files, including the story. I have all the output files, is there a way to convert the output back into a story format?

9 Replies
Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Petra,

As Ashley said, looks like you've got some good advice here (and welcome!). Also, though, have you searched your entire hard drive for *.story by any chance? Just a thought before you roll back or recover. I've occasionally found my files (after initial panic and not necessarily Storyline) in the oddest places (and no one to blame but myself).

Good luck.

Wendy Farmer

Sorry Pratima

there is no way to recover from the published output but you could try looking in your temp files.

1) Open this folder in Windows Explorer: %appdata%\Articulate\Storyline

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.

Hope that helps

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