"Dependent file not found" issues

I recently have been having repeated issues (with Studio 2019) with projects that were sent to me by the customer. When first opening them, everything is fine, when I want to carry on working the next day, I get a message "Dependent file not found" followed by a path. It seems like on closing the project some files get removed from the Temp folder and are then not found the next time the job is opened. Any solution on how to fix this?

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  • This issue is caused because the file that was used by Studio to create the project cannot be found.  This can be for more than one reason, so here's couple of examples.

    Example #1

    The SDLXLIFF filetype has a setting on it to control its size:

    If a project is created using a source file that exceeds the limit set here then the source will not be included within the SDLXLIFF as an embedded binary file.  This means that if you are sent the SDLXLIFF on its own, or a project package that didn't include the source file, then you will not be able to save the target file because Studio won't have sufficient information available to recreate the original file format.  As a result you will get the "dependent file not found" message.

    The solution is to ask for the source file.

    Example #2

    When Studio creates projects it uses files in the temp folder in Windows.  Sometimes, the use of antivirus software, security or "cleaning" software will remove the temp files that Studio needed and as a result you can get this message even though you may have the source file available.

    The solution is normally to recreate the project and either:

    1. pretranslate from your TM, OR
    2. copy the target language sdlxliff files from the original project folders and paste them over the ones in the new project you just created

    Now you should be able to save the target files.

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  • This issue is caused because the file that was used by Studio to create the project cannot be found.  This can be for more than one reason, so here's couple of examples.

    Example #1

    The SDLXLIFF filetype has a setting on it to control its size:

    If a project is created using a source file that exceeds the limit set here then the source will not be included within the SDLXLIFF as an embedded binary file.  This means that if you are sent the SDLXLIFF on its own, or a project package that didn't include the source file, then you will not be able to save the target file because Studio won't have sufficient information available to recreate the original file format.  As a result you will get the "dependent file not found" message.

    The solution is to ask for the source file.

    Example #2

    When Studio creates projects it uses files in the temp folder in Windows.  Sometimes, the use of antivirus software, security or "cleaning" software will remove the temp files that Studio needed and as a result you can get this message even though you may have the source file available.

    The solution is normally to recreate the project and either:

    1. pretranslate from your TM, OR
    2. copy the target language sdlxliff files from the original project folders and paste them over the ones in the new project you just created

    Now you should be able to save the target files.

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