FIle is corrupted

• May 14, 2024 - 22:05

For some reason every time I open one of my files, it just says its corrupted and cannot be opened, and I'm going to be very mad if I lose all of my progress because of some file bullshit.


First, check if your file contains data or is simply empty. Open it using a hex editor, advanced text editor or using an online tool such as at

If your file is full of 00 or FF then it contains no data and cannot be fixed.
If if contains data then try the advice in Support >How To's >How to fix MuseScore 4 corrupted files
If that fails, look for a backup file.

The most reliable backup file, BTW, is one you have created using Save As... at regular intervals as you make your music.

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