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  1. #1
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    Default Can't open old files

    I have some rather old xara files I want to update but I get the message 'unable to find th filter to import that file with'. Some of them are only a year or two old. I'm worried that they might have been corrupted. Anyone had this problem?
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    Default Re: Can't open old files

    The file opened OK for me. But I have seen this error message before. Maybe Acorn or Siran or Egg or... will have a better answer.

    What happens after you get the error message? I did a search for "unable to find the filter" and here is what I came up with https://duckduckgo.com/?q=unable+to+...&t=ffsb&ia=web

    Check this page and see if any of these shed any light.
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    Default Re: Can't open old files

    seadog, the file opens fine in everything I have back to v12.

    What exactly are you doing to get the error message?

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    Default Re: Can't open old files

    Opens fine for me seadog.
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    Default Re: Can't open old files

    I occasionally get this odd message. I find that drag & dropping the file onto Xara's title bar often bypasses this odd error.
    Egg

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    Default Re: Can't open old files

    I'm really stabbing in the dark here, but this may be a Windows problem rather than a Xara problem. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't Xara utilise Windows filters?

    This file appears to be a single (jpeg?). Can you view standard pictures like jpg, png, bmp directly from Windows Explorer, seadog? What version of Windows do you have?

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    Default Re: Can't open old files

    The file opened OK for me (Photo & Graphic Designer 16) other than warning me I didn't have Century Gothic font installed.

    I get a similar missing filter warning when drag & dropping anything from the design gallery. If I do it a second time it works ok. It's a quirk I have learned to live with.

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    Default Re: Can't open old files

    Opens ok for me in P&GD 11

    Stygg

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    Default Re: Can't open old files

    I wonder if you should try the old standby. Close the program. Right click on the program icon and select Run as Administrator.
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