I’m wondering if anyone can help me out here?
My computer regularly reboots itself and usually this does not affect my files. Today, however, is a different story. I use a software called Toon Boom for my animated projects, and when I tried opening one of my files it gave this message, “The following errors occurred: -Cannot open an empty project. Adding an default empty scene” along with several “Error parsing layout file...” messages. This has prevented me from opening my files.
So, an online Toon Boom user had posted the suggestion to remove the “~” symbol from any .anim and .aux files, which should revert the project back to where you had last saved it before the reboot, and thus fixed.
When I did that, I still had an error message about an error parsing the file labeled “scene.animationTable,” so I tried renaming that file by adding a “_” symbol.
I can now open the file, but there is nothing in it. There are labeled layers and such that let me know me this is the right file, but none of the drawings are visible.
Before the reboot, I had saved my files each and every time I closed it, so it makes no sense to me why nothing is there.
After rebooting my computer again, I got a message saying that my preference file is empty or corrupted, and if I wished to restore the backup (answering no will load the default preferences instead). This did not show up after the initial corruption but after I had changed the file names, so I’m not sure if this will help me recover my files or just cause the original problem again.
Any suggestions as to how this could be solved, if at all? For reference, I’m using a Windows 10 laptop.