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stacyw71
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Not a valid font

Post by stacyw71 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:40 pm

I've been working on a font for four hours and have been saving as I make changes. Then... my computer crashed. :( I thought maybe I would've lost the changes I made to the last glyph I was working on, but when I go to reopen the project, I get the message "Project does not contain a valid font". I'm assuming I somehow lost everything, but I am posting here to see if anyone has run into this or has a magic fix for this.

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Re: Not a valid font

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:48 pm

If you can share the font project file with the *.fcp we can take a look at it.

Which version of FontCreator are you using? Is it registered?
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Re: Not a valid font

Post by stacyw71 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:53 pm

I'm using 11.5 and it is registered. Here is the file.
Love You Lots.fcp
(63.5 KiB) Downloaded 18 times

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Re: Not a valid font

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:23 pm

Unfortunately, the file is corrupt and there is nothing there to recover. Just a load of NUL bytes.
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Re: Not a valid font

Post by stacyw71 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:27 pm

:( Thanks for trying

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Re: Not a valid font

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:45 pm

There is a setting in Options, Advanced to save a backup file when saving projects. Look in the folder for any file with a *.bck extension and rename it to newfont.fcp and try to open it.
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