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How to open a tlx design file that will not open!
« on: March 25, 2009, 03:00:48 PM »
This information was provided to KW by Globalscape to assist in debugging corrupt .tlx files.

There is no guarantee that this procedure will work on YOUR file.
Your best option is to work from a BACKUP copy of your tlx design file if you have it available.

From KW's website:

TO OPEN A DOCUMENT WITHOUT OPENING ANY PAGES, specify the name of the document on the command line and use the -b switch. E.g., csb.exe -b yourfile.tlx

In most cases, it's easier to use a shortcut in the "Send To" folder that's modified to specify this option. The directions here are oriented to Windows 2000 and Windows XP. They can be adapted for other versions of Windows.

Right click on the Start button, choose Explore, and explore to All Users
Expand All Users, Start Menu and GlobalSCAPE
Click on the "CuteSITE Builder" folder
Copy the "CuteSITE Builder" icon to the "Send To" folder for your login
I'd suggest renaming the icon to something like "CSB -b"
Right click on the icon in the Send To folder and choose Properties.
Go to the end of the Target field and add a space and -b so the line looks something like what appears below between the brackets:
["C:\Program Files\GlobalSCAPE\CuteSITE Builder\program\csb.exe" -b]

[NOTE: you may need to change options in the Explorer to see the Send To folder. Open the explorer and from the menu choose Tools--Folder Options, then choose the View tab and select "Show hidden files and folders".]

Now you can explore to find a .tlx file, right click on it and choose "Send To" > "CSB -b", and CuteSITE Builder will open the document without opening any pages.

See Kevin's example screenshots here.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2009, 03:07:31 PM by Samrc »
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