Saved score does not open

• Feb 1, 2009 - 18:28

I've downloaded yesterday ver 0.9.3 for my kids, and they *loved* using it. But I have a problem with my saved scores. When I reopen them, I get a blank page with absolutely nothing. I do not get any error message either.
It seems however, that it did save something, since I can find the file, and it is not empty (about 5k).

One of the files opens well, and I think the difference between this one and the others is, it has a Latin-letters title, and the others have file names and titles in Hebrew letters.
Can it explain this? Is there a way to solve it?

My 7 years old kid worked for hours on a new score, and he is *very* disappointed now.
Please advice,


Last night I was just about finished with my score. Since it was late, I saved it with intentions of finishing it up today. When I tried to open it, the tab had the score name but it still diplayed the demo. What could be going on?

Attachment Size
Il Silenzio.mscz 6.38 KB

In reply to by Dan Shaughnessy

I can reproduce this bug. The save failed for some reason i have to investigate. MuseScore leaves a file with a constructed name like msHp3772 in the folder you tried to save the score. Rename this file to something.mscz and try to open it with MuseScore.

In reply to by radiodj55_

As Werner explains below, there is a problem with using the ampersand (&) in file names for compressed files. This should be fixed in the next version of MuseScore.

My version was only larger because it used the uncompressed format. See [[nodetitle:Export]] for more details on the differences between the different types of files.


same problem with version 0.9.4: half a piano reduction from Bach... sad for me... easier to learn and play for my students :D
copy/rename did nothing

it is the first time i encounter this problem and there are some differences between the blank file and others:
- the original file name and title contain the char &
- the unfinished score contains 10 or 11 pages, first time so much for me
- as a matter of fact, the file is about 20ko, vs 5ko max for others
- 3 voices per staff
- a lot of invisible rests (i noticed a "problem" with invisible "instrument name" at the beginning of some scores, the name re-appears after some manipulations or pdf exportation... does not matter but maybe there is a link)
- as unfinished, the part contains a great number of repeted sharps (i guess some mesures deal with 9 or 12 C sharps... oups)

hope it can help
hope there is a solution to recover the files too

despite this bug, thank you for your work :) MuseScore is wonderful: everything one would in other softwares is in MS !
have a nice day

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