Corrupt OWB File: Error Unable to open project

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Article ID: 131134

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Products

CLARITY PPM FOR ITG CLARITY PPM FEDERAL Clarity PPM SaaS - Application Clarity PPM On Premise

Issue/Introduction

Error received when trying to open an Open Workbench (OWB) project locally: Unable to open project C:\Users.....\shed(12).nikusl. Cannot open the file.

Environment

Release:
Component: PPMOWB

Resolution

If this error is happening on all projects: 
  1. Go to Control Panel
  2. Change 'View by' to Small or Large icons
  3. Click on Default Programs and Associate a file type or protocol with a specific program.
  4. Select nikusl and associate it to schedlink (you may have to do a search for schedlink under the scheduleconnect/bin folder).
  5. Click on Save
If this is happening on one project, this issue can happen if there's a network issue or computer crash. One option would be to re-export the data from PPM if available. As a precaution in case this issue happens, have a backup copy of the file saved locally, or upload the data into a project in Clarity PPM.