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Rushtono
Scratcher
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"Could not read project; file may be damaged; (bad header)" Help!!

I was working on my project in Scratch 1.4, then I restarted my PC because it was just being really slow.

I go back to Scratch and I get the message “Could not read project; file may be damaged; (bad header)”.

I've looked online but it really sounds like there's no way to solve this issue, which sucks. Any tips? I don't have backups unfortunately - only the corrupted file.

Thanks in advance <3











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jakel181
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"Could not read project; file may be damaged; (bad header)" Help!!

is this in the offline editor?

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ArtySpartyGirl
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39 posts

"Could not read project; file may be damaged; (bad header)" Help!!


I'M SO SORRY THIS HAPPENED TO YOU!!!

THIS HAPPENED TO ME RECENTLY TOO

I'm afraid you can't do anything - I was trying very hard to restore the file (Going through previous versions of my pc state, restore previous file and many other methos). Somehow - Luckily for me I have an ancient folder of the project uploaded on my cloud storage from 2 months ago, but it has been so behind I eventually lost enthusiasm so I am making a new project now (All the scripting was lost and a few sprites).

All you can do for now is upload it very often on your cloud storage or copy a file of the project and open it as an ‘emergency’ folder in case the file corrupts again. It must suck a lot, because I can imagine how much effort you have put in your project and all of it is just gone

Take care and good luck xx

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asivi
Scratcher
1000+ posts

"Could not read project; file may be damaged; (bad header)" Help!!

Perhaps you could repair the header with a HexEditor by copying the header from other project.

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