My file is corrupt and I can't fix it

• Mar 1, 2023 - 06:38

I tried googling a bunch but I don't know what to fix.

This is the error message it gives me:
Error=XML_ERROR_EMPTY_DOCUMENT ErrorID=13 (0xd) Line number=0

Attachment Size
Holst Medly.mscz 35.89 KB


In reply to by elsewhere

The zip is corrupted (end damaged)

$:~/downloads$ unzip
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
unzip: cannot find zipfile directory in one of or, and cannot find, period.

Attempting to repair zip:

$:~/downloads$ zip -FF --out
Fix archive (-FF) - salvage what can
zip warning: Missing end (EOCDR) signature - either this archive
is not readable or the end is damaged
Is this a single-disk archive? (y/n): y
Assuming single-disk archive
Scanning for entries...
copying: score_style.mss (9987 bytes)
copying: Holst Medly.mscx (4113 bytes)
copying: Thumbnails/thumbnail.png (21702 bytes)
copying: audiosettings.json (336 bytes)
copying: viewsettings.json (45 bytes)
copying: META-INF/container.xml (158 bytes)
Central Directory found...

No guarantees about completeness

Attachment Size
NewHolst.mscz 36.17 KB

In reply to by prestontru08

You did attach a file with the extension .mscz which is basically a zip archive/file. It should contain an .mscx file - the MuseSore music - and other files relating to style etc. Your .mscz file is incomplete and either does not contain an .mscx file or the code is disrupted and the .mscx file cannot be found and read.

In reply to by underquark

That's really unfortunate, but thanks for trying to help. I checked my musescore backups, which contains the file as an MSCZ~ File. I can't seem to open it with anything, and I can't even share it as an attachment. This is similar for all the backups Musescore 4 makes for me by the way. Is there anything I'd be able to retrieve from that file?

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