Whenever I open a specific place file, Studio boots as usual however it won’t open the place. I get a specific error message: Could not open the place "C:/Users/Noble3.0/Desktop/airportCOMPLETE.rbxl" with exception: "SerializerPugi::deserializeImpl ill-formed XML.
The last time I saved this file I used File > Save to File.
The issue occurs every time I try to open it.
I am running Windows 10.
It started happening a few days ago when studio updated to 408.
Place file: airportCOMPLETE.rbxl (161.2 KB)
Hey everyone. I’ve never seen this before and can’t find anything on it. Every time I try to open a certain save file that I made last night, I’m getting this error:
SerializerPugi::deserializeImpl ill-formed XML.
Seems like it didn’t save correctly. Luckily this wasn’t a file I needed too badly but now I’m worried about hitting Ctrl+S (which is already something I do constantly to prepare for crashes). This map was a baseplate and two or three parts, I was simply doing some script testing. I was testing out bullet mechanics on the attached file below. It didn’t crash or anything last night, I just saved and closed it like I usually do. I think it’s also important to mention that I have tested saving and opening new files again today and I haven’t been able to reproduce the problem.
This file has been corrupted either during Studio save or by some other software. Do you remember when the file was last saved? Were there any incidents after the save – for example, a reboot or outage when you move/copy the file?
Sorry for your data loss. Hopefully you have a recent backup of the place file.
After I posted the topic I did more digging what was the issue and I found that while you’re saving your game to a file and you shut down your pc it occurapts it makes the file content null there might be more reasons why this happened but I only found this one.
Happening to me too for Ro-Ghoul. Same deal with everyone except for the fact that I didn’t make a save file I just hit publish to roblox and there were no autosaves/recent saves within 2 months somehow.
Since the issue is still relevant (happened to me today), and I found a solution, I decided to show the steps I took to fix this issue since I’m stubborn and refused to accept that I had to start over.
Note: This only works if this file has multiple save points prior to the error!
Find the file location, right click on it, and go to the properties option.