Visio .vsd file not opening

Torsten Berning 20 Reputation points


I am unable to open an older (2020) .vsd file, it seems to be corrupted. Another, even older (2018) .vsd file opens no problem.

Is there anything to be done?


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  1. Jiajing Hua-MFST 7,625 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Torsten Berning

    Can others open the (2020).vsd file properly?

    Does the (2020).vsd file come from the location same as (2018) .vsd file?

    I suggest you use 3rd-party software to open and check whether the file is corrupt. Such as LibreDraw.

    Besides, I find a similar, you may try purplegerbil's suggestion.;topicseen#msg41134

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  1. Torsten Berning 20 Reputation points

    Thank you for the quick response!

    I think I found the problem: in the old Visual file, I had copy-pasted an arrow from MS .ppt into the .vsd file, simply because I don't like the appearance of the arrows in Visual too much. This was possible in the old .ppt and .vsd.

    When I now copy an arrow from .ppt and try to paste it into the new Visual drawing, the program shuts down. I ended up remaking the drawing and use the Visual arrows.

    Please let me know when yo have resolved this issue ;-)

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