Unable to Save Project

Hi All,

I'm working on a project implementing peer reviews and coming up to the end of my working day, I'm now getting this error message:

"The project file could not be saved.
Value cannot be null.
Parameter name: value"

Should I just cut my losses and start again from where it last recognised a save/ version, or is it a bit more hopeless than that?

 

Bit of extra information, I'm working in the latest version of Storyline 360 (3.44.23192.0). The file itself doesn't seem to be corrupted, and can be saved if reopened (I guess I don't want to lose all that work!)

4 Replies
Ren Gomez

Hi Alistair,

I'm sorry to hear that error is coming up! Is it possible your file is located on a network drive and not saved locally?

If you still have it open, can you do a Save As to rename the file and save it to your desktop? If all else fails, you can also review your temporary files to see if a recent version can be salvaged. To do this:

  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. 
Alistair McWiggan

Thanks for getting back to me Ren.

The file was saved on the local harddrive. I was unable to save as, since I was greeted with the same error message. It would create a file but only to the recovery point. Since the file wasn't being closed unexpectedly, it wouldn't allow me to recover it either. 

In the end, I copied/pasted the updated content into one of the "recovered" files.

Katie Riggio

Hi Alistair,

So sorry you lost time working through this, but we're glad you could salvage the content!

Similar to the local drive article Ren referenced, we have more key tips for when the file won't save:

Give us a shout if that message resurfaces or if you need anything else!

Brian Wrest

I've recently ran into this error, and by process of elimination I discovered upon importing the PPT file into a Storylinefile, Storyline had tried to import the engage interactions I had in the tabs of the Presenter file. These were causing the error. After I deleted them, the entire file was able to be imported no problem and then saved no problem. Hoping this helps!