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Corrupted .FLP File

DarkestMaiden

I really don't know if something like this has been posted up on this forum before, but I run a search on it and there was nothing of the sort, so bare with me if there's already been a post about this.
I was writing a killer song on Fruity Loops and I had already saved it before. I closed the program, then later opened it again and I added a few more sequences and went to go press "Save". Once I clicked on Save, it told me the FLP file was corrupted, I tried to save it as another file, but it still wouldn't allow me. So I closed the program and tried it again. The file won't open. I lost my file!
I just want to know if there's a way I can repair/recover the FLP file. I'm so depressed... :(
Thanks loads.
October 25, 2006 @02:54am
DarkestMaiden

???
Anyone?
October 31, 2006 @01:39am
Assi

Only thing i can come up with is uploading your file soemwhere like http://www.yourfilehost.com/
and let someone like me try if i can open it and maybe save it as a new file.
Otherwise, .... your work is gone. Thats what you're dealing when you deal with computer, its never 100% secure, like in the old days: when you recorded something, it satyed there on the tape untill someone over recorded it.
November 10, 2006 @08:00pm
DarkestMaiden

Thanks so much for the reply. I've been waiting a while for it. So do you really think that if I for instance saved the file onto a floppy disk and tried it out on another PC it would work? I'm not sure... I really hope I can fix this.
There is a down side to the advantages of the present!
November 11, 2006 @02:43am
Assi

Thanks so much for the reply. I've been waiting a while for it. So do you really think that if I for instance saved the file onto a floppy disk and tried it out on another PC it would work? I'm not sure... I really hope I can fix this.
There is a down side to the advantages of the present!

I dont know but i think its worth to try.
You could also try the Isobuster
http://www.isobuster.com/
I once had a corrupted .exe file and fixed it with Isobuster and made it work again.
November 11, 2006 @08:13am
onlyone

I think while you were saving it quickly,you ignored some important warnings about the file's situation,so it may be corrupted.If you want the first type of the .flp file,it may not be enough to reinstall the program,so try to download an older version and take the necessary .flp file from the "program files,fruity loops,data,cool stuff in a row" from older's.Then copy to that you use...Sorry for your songs.
November 11, 2006 @08:48pm
NFX

On the offical FL site there is a utility to remove the plug-in references from an FLP. This might help you get it open where you can then re-apply the plugs and re-save with a new name.
December 1, 2006 @02:55am
Liquid_NRG

On the offical FL site there is a utility to remove the plug-in references from an FLP. This might help you get it open where you can then re-apply the plugs and re-save with a new name.

Do you have a link to this particular utility, or a name for it?
January 1, 2007 @12:55am
Muds

did you recently install Macromedia Flash ?
January 22, 2007 @04:21am
iuralaedunt

after saving/re-opening my flp project file i got it broken! damn!
tryed the recovery tool from image-line but don't work !!!
After surfing on the web for a recovery solution for corrupted FLStudio ".flp" files
haven't found so much about ...
decided to wrote a simple program (read the "readme.txt" on the zip for extra recovery tips..)
that automatically "try to" recover broken FLStudio Files.
Windows 32bit exe and perl sourcecode included too (for non windows systems..)
here you can download the program:
http://berardimichele.interfree.it/src/perl/FLPrecovery.zip
hope this help
Michele Berardi
System Developer
http://berardimichele.interfree.it
April 19, 2008 @11:29pm
loops

Thanks, this might be useful (although I rarely have any corrupted files anymore since FL Studio 7).
Did it work on your own corrupted file?
April 23, 2008 @12:39pm
LoveSquid


decided to wrote a simple program (read the "readme.txt" on the zip for extra recovery tips..)
that automatically "try to" recover broken FLStudio Files.
hope this help
Michele Berardi
System Developer
http://berardimichele.interfree.it

Thanks Michele! I will keep this on hand if this ever happens to me again. I could have used this a while back when I lost 2 different projects!
April 25, 2008 @09:20pm
iuralaedunt

@loops:
yes i recovered a lot of fl projects
(surfing on audio forums i found posts
with broken fl studio project, and i use them
as test files..:D)
when parts (not only headers) aren't well saved i suggest
a second recovey chance (see docs..).
@LoveSquid:
i'm sorry , as i'm never experienced the problem
(i'm new to fl studio..)
only wrote the recovery tool these days
after a friend noticed the problem
(just now when we are on fl studio 8..)
occurred on an old fl studio track (fl studio 6...)
don't know if users experienced the same problem
on fl studio 7 or fl studio 8 ...
Michele
April 26, 2008 @04:31pm
zuela82

Only thing i can come up with is uploading your file soemwhere like http://www.yourfilehost.com/
and let someone like me try if i can open it and maybe save it as a new file.
Otherwise, .... your work is gone. Thats what you're dealing when you deal with computer, its never 100% secure, like in the old days: when you recorded something, it satyed there on the tape untill someone over recorded it.

wanted to know if you could take a look at my file ....been working on this track for a while ,i would be very dissapointed to know that its lost ..please help me if you can...ive read every forum ,and i dont know how to hex edit ...pleaase help
http://www.yourfilehost.com/media.php?cat=other&file=__Copi_zuela_original_dancehall.flp__.flp
November 19, 2008 @05:27am