Storyline 3 Project invalid or corrupt

Nov 08, 2017


Received an error after opening a storyline 3 file "The project is invalid or corrupt and cannot be opened. It may have been created in an earlier version of Storyline."

I am working off c drive, have latest version of storyline 3 and I have gone to %appdata%\Articulate\Storyline

but the project is not listed there. Interestingly though, all that is listed there is Storyline 2 projects. Nothing I have created using Storyline 3 is listed there. Is this solution supposed to work for Storyline 3?

Also my colleague is able to open this file so why would it be corrupt only for me?



2 Replies
Alyssa Gomez

Hi Adrienne,

So glad you found a backup version! 

We recommend saving files on your local hard drive (typically your C: drive), since working on a shared drive like Dropbox can cause all kinds of problems like these.

You can always place a copy of your project on Dropbox or an external drive for backup purposes, but avoid re-opening the file until you've moved it back to your local hard drive.

And to be sure you don't run into file corruption again in the future, follow these tips!

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