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  • 150. Re: Can't open Keynote 09 file
    Antonio PureMacOnly Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)

    Has anyone the same issue (Error 1) that I have unzipping the the Keynote document?

     

     

  • 151. Re: Can't open Keynote 09 file
    VSilva Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Greetings,

     

    I have had this same issue just this morning, when opening a very important presentation.

    I was a bit stressed over it but fortunately I was able to find a work around this issue here: http://goo.gl/T61ZU

     

    In short, after trying to open a keynote presentation on Keynote and the file not being read I tried this:

     

    1. Don't mess with original files - make a copy. Just in case.
    2. You rename your broken FILENAME.key to FILENAME.zip. Finder will ask you whether you're sure enough on renaming the file.
    3. Unzip the FILENAME.zip into separate folder to get folder named FILENAME.
    4. You may spend some time exploring it - you will find all the elements of the file here.
    5. Now you have to rename your folder FILENAME to FILENAME.key and here comes Finder again asking you. Do it. Your folder turns into the file FILENAME.key.

    6. Now you can open it in Keynote, as if nothing happened.

     

    Like nothing happened being the keyword here. I just don't get it.

    This is one of those tremendous bugs that I can't simply understand happening with Keynote.

    I do wish you work this out.

     

    Fortunately it worked for me. The presentation was saved, just one added grey hair.

  • 152. Re: Can't open Keynote 09 file
    Antonio PureMacOnly Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)

    Silva, my problem is that I cannot unzip the Keynote zipped document. I get an "Error 1" message...

  • 153. Re: Can't open Keynote 09 file
    rachik Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi There,

     

    I have exactly the same problem, I tried every solution in this post, but nothing.

     

    I cant unzip the file, I got a forbidden message. I think the file is corrupted, because Keynote froze when I was using it.

     

    My file:

    I cant see the preview.

    73MB

    I have lot of pictures and drawing on it

    almost 70 pages

    I cant unzip it (even with Archive Utility), try other soft like stuffit.

    I work on that file for alomost 9 months.

     

    Regards,

  • 154. Re: Can't open Keynote 09 file
    Antonio PureMacOnly Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)

    Finally soved the riddle.

     

    1. rename your file NAME.zip;

    2. open Terminal and type: unzip NAME.zip;

    3. (now, you'll find the unzipped stuff in your Mac Home folder) create a new folder and drag all the unzipped files in it;

    4. rename the folder NAME.key

    5. open the file with Keynote

     

    This worked for me!

  • 155. Re: Can't open Keynote 09 file
    rachik Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    didnt work for me

     

    In the past I use to "save us" to take a safety backup while I am working, but now with the lion and version (revolution, apple said) we cant do so.

     

    I think I will start rebuilding my presentation. But the real question is should I use keynote again ?

     

    Regards,

  • 156. Re: Can't open Keynote 09 file
    wibble, wibble, fish for tea Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Same issue here, nothing worked for me. I notices that I didn't have a file called "index.apxl" in my flder after unzipping.

     

    From what I can gather, thats the main file, think of it as a html file, and all the images are links.

     

    So no index.apxl, no keynote file.

     

    Make sure you complain here

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/keynote.html

  • 157. Re: Can't open Keynote 09 file
    robertfromkearns Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Send the file to your email as an attachment. It's the only way I've been able to get it to work. I am using two computers. I need the file on my MacBook Air for presentations, but it resides on my desktop machine. I've been successful with this method every time I've tried. I spent the better part of a day and into the wee hours of the morning before this solution occurred to me.

  • 158. Re: Can't open Keynote 09 file
    rossfromjohannesburg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
  • 159. Re: Can't open Keynote 09 file
    kmoehring22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Robertfromkearns is right. I was having the same trouble with a document I was working on. Keynote would give me a message that said, "[FILENAME] isn't a valid Keynote document." I was able to fix this problem by combining Robertfromkearns observation and vsilva's solution.

     

    Here's the process I went through.

     

    (from vsilva)

    1. Don't mess with original files - make a copy. Just in case.
    2. You rename your broken FILENAME.key to FILENAME.zip. Finder will ask you whether you're sure enough on renaming the file.
    3. Unzip the FILENAME.zip into separate folder to get folder named FILENAME.

     

    (new step)

    Do the same steps with a previously saved version of the document. Once you get the folder, go into it and copy the "index.apxl" file from that folder to the folder of your broken document. Once done, proceed to step 5.


    5. Now you have to rename your folder FILENAME to FILENAME.key and here comes Finder again asking you. Do it. Your folder turns into the file FILENAME.key.

    6. Now you can open it in Keynote, as if nothing happened.

     

    This worked with a previously saved version of the document. I'm not sure if this is something that can be done by creating a brand new Keynote document and moving over the "index.apxl" file from that.

     

    Good luck!

  • 160. Re: Can't open Keynote 09 file
    ecommnet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The 5 step solution kmoehring22 works exactly.

    HOWEVER the presentation will only be as complete as the xml file you copy in the (new step) above.

    If the index.apxl file is a couple of days old the recovered presentation will be in the state it was a couple of days ago.

  • 161. Re: Can't open Keynote 09 file
    Jason Pero Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

    Yeah...  I've tried that one.  The problem there is, if you pull index.apxl from another file, you might as well just use the other file instead because that's what you end up with.  hehe

  • 162. Re: Can't open Keynote 09 file
    robertfromkearns Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I used the method I described above again yesterday, and it worked flawlessly. I don't have to rename the file in any way. I simply attach it to the email and receive it on my airbook. It works every time. I have no idea why it works, and I really don't need to know why.

  • 163. Re: Can't open Keynote 09 file
    Robert Redmond1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey everyone. kmoehring22's solution worked for me as well, however I used Unarchiver (http://wakaba.c3.cx/s/apps/unarchiver.html) and just dropped the corrupted keynote document on it. It unzipped to a folder, which had all the package files within it. Renaming that folder with the .key extension corrected the issue and now the new file works.

     

    Big savings for me, as I'd already made the presentation and the client was waiting to recieve a PDF of the file that I couldn't open!

  • 164. Re: Can't open Keynote 09 file
    canton145 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried those recent suggestions (rename as .ZIP, package as .KEY, etc.) and it didn't work.

     

    Also, I ran into this behavior that I couldn't open *any* Keynote files after trying the corrupt files. A restart fixed that.

    ===

    As I was trying to figure out what next, I thought, hey, maybe I can view in iWork.com. You used to be able to load iWork files to the web to have people to edit it, pre-iCloud. So I logged into iCloud, and uploaded the file. Then I downloaded the file onto my iPhone. It gave me some formatting warnings, as expected, but eventually downloaded. Then, I was able to view it on my iPhone, save some formatting things!

     

    I downloaded it from iCloud into .PDF, .KEY, and .PPT. .PDF was fine. .KEY would still get stuck. So I opened .PPT in PowerPoint, and ironically, it worked! So I opened .PPT in Keynote and it opened. And then saved it as .KEY.

     

    In summary:

     

    1. Upload corrupt .KEY to iCloud

    2. Use iPad/iPhone to see if it is readable

    3. Download from iCloud in the 3 formats. At least you have the visual .PDF

    4. See if .KEY can open. If not, .PPT

     

    Notes: of course, you'll lose formatting, but hey, at least you aren't starting from nothing! Also, strangely, the file reduced about 80% in size. I haven't gone through to see what might have been changed.

     

    Also:

    original file: 33 MB

    after iCloud:

    .KEY 50MB

    .PPT 14.2 MB, then saved as .KEY 11.7 MB

    .PDF 48.6 MB

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