13 Replies Latest reply: Jun 8, 2014 12:22 PM by andreshgz
Beth Carey Level 1 Level 1

A keynote file I worked on last only yesterday won't open - get this error - "Unable to open 'filename' because it isn't a valid Keynote document."


Time machine --  all the previous versions give the same message.


I am going to kill myself. This is a HUGE presentation I've been working on for days for a HUGE client.


Oh god please help me, apple support. Please tell me how I can get this file to open. Please oh god please. 


Yes, this is a legally purchased copy of keynote.


Model Name:          MacBook Pro

  Model Identifier:          MacBookPro5,1

  Processor Name:          Intel Core 2 Duo

  Processor Speed:          2.8 GHz

  Number Of Processors:          1

  Total Number Of Cores:          2

  L2 Cache:          6 MB

  Memory:          4 GB

  Bus Speed:          1.07 GHz

  Boot ROM Version:          MBP51.007E.B05

  SMC Version (system):          1.33f8

  Serial Number (system):          W89050GR1GN

  Hardware UUID:          BD3881DD-C6FC-5385-8BB5-017FB7EEFDE1


OX 10.6.6


Keynote 5.0.5 (942)



Please email or call me ASAP beth.carey@publicishealthware.com 646-935-6720

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Solved by Beth Carey on Jun 23, 2011 12:01 PM Solved



1. Get info on file

2. Change extension to ".zip"

3. Right click (or control click) and open with "Archive Utility"

4. The file will look like a folder... open it

5. Find the file named index and re name "index.apxl.gz"
6. Close Folder
7. Get info and add ".key" extension
8. File menu and open!



APPLE, U NEED TO FIX THIS. If an old friend hadn't told me this on facebook I'd be redoing a week's worth of work.