Unable to open project... cannot be opened because the project file cannot be parsed

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xcodeproj the file couldn't be opened
the document “project.xcworkspace” could not be opened.
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I have been working for a while to create an iPhone app. Today when my battery was low, I was working and constantly saving my source files then the power went out...

Now when I plugged my computer back in and it is getting good power I try to open my project file and I get an error:

Unable to Open Project

Project ... cannot be opened because the project file cannot be parsed.

Is there a way that people know of that I can recover from this? I tried using an older project file and re inserting it and then compiling. It gives me a funky error which is probably because it isn't finding all the files it wants...

I really don't want to rebuild my project from scratch if possible.


EDIT

Ok, I did a diff between this and a slightly older project file that worked and saw that there was some corruption in the file. After merging them (the good and newest parts) it is now working.

Great points about the SVN. I have one, but there has been some funkiness trying to sync XCode with it. I'll definitely spend more time with it now... ;-)


I came across this problem and my senior told me about a solution i.e:

Right click on your projectname.xcodeproj file here projectname will be the name of your project. Now after right clicked select Show Packages Contents. After that open your projectname.pbxproj file in a text editor. Now search for the line containing <<<<<<< .mine, ======= and >>>>>>> .r. For example in my case it looked liked this

<<<<<<< .mine
    9ADAAC6A15DCEF6A0019ACA8 .... in Resources */,
=======
    52FD7F3D15DCEAEF009E9322 ... in Resources */,
>>>>>>> .r269

Now remove those <<<<<<< .mine, ======= and >>>>>>> .r lines so it would look like this

    9ADAAC6A15DCEF6A0019ACA8 /* BuyPriceBtn.png in Resources */,

    52FD7F3D15DCEAEF009E9322 /* discussionForm.zip in Resources */,

Now save and open your Xcode project and build it. Everything will be fine.

Project cannot be opened because the project file cannot be parsed , I am just starting with vapor and am trying to create a project. I already had Project cannot be opened because the project file cannot be parsed. #658. Closed Open Xcode project? y/n> Open Xcode project? [y]es or [n]o>y I can't upgrade to sierra because I am using an out-of-date mac. I did find an  Project 2007 (12.0.6423.1000) SP2 MSO (12.0.6535.5002) Windows Ultimate version 6.1 build 7600. Haven't used Project for a while. Now I can't open any .MPP files, including those I created - "Project cannot open the file." Can't even save a new file - "The argument value is not valid.". Is this a known problem with a fix or will I need to


Muhammad's answer was very helpful (and helped lead to my fix). However, simply removing the >>>>>>> ======= <<<<<<< wasn't enough to fix the parse issue in the project.pbxproj (for me) when keeping changes from both branches after a merge.

I had a merge conflict in the PBXGroup section (whose beginning is indicated by a block comment like this: /* Begin PBXGroup section */) of the project.pbxproj file. However, the problem I encountered can occur in other places in the project.pbxproj file as well.

Below is a simplification of the merge conflict I encountered:

    <<<<<<< HEAD
          id = {
            isa = PBXGroup;
            children = (
                 id
            );
            name = "Your Group Name";
    =======
          id = {
            isa = PBXGroup;
            children = (
                 id
            );
            name = "Your Group Name";
    >>>>>>> branch name
            sourceTree = "<group>";
          };

When i removed the merge conflict markers this is what I was left with:

          id = {
            isa = PBXGroup;
            children = (
                 id
            );
            name = "Your Group Name";
          id = {
            isa = PBXGroup;
            children = (
                 id
            );
            name = "Your Group Name";
            sourceTree = "<group>";
          };

Normally, removing the merge conflict markers would fix the parse issue in the project.pbxproj file and restore the workspace integrity. This time it didn't.

Below is what I did to solve the issue:

          id = {
            isa = PBXGroup;
            children = (
                 id
            );
            name = "Your Group Name";
            sourceTree = "<group>";
          };

          id = {
            isa = PBXGroup;
            children = (
                 id
            );
            name = "Your Group Name";
            sourceTree = "<group>";
          };

I actually had to add 2 lines at the end of the first PBXGroup.

You can see that if I would have chosen to discard the changes from either Head or the merging branch, there wouldn't have been a parse issue! However, in my case I wanted to keep both groups I added from each branch and simply removing the merge markers wasn't enough; I had to add extra lines to the project.pbxproj file in order to maintain correct formatting.

So, if you're running into parsing issues after you thought you'd resolved all you're merge conflicts, you might want to take a closer look at the .pbxproj and make sure there aren't any formatting problems!

.xcodeproj cannot be opened because the project file cannot be , .xcodeproj cannot be opened because the project file cannot be parsed #11. Open. DazChong opened this issue on Jun 23, 2017 · 3 comments. Open  Unable to open project… cannot be opened because the project file cannot be parsed (12) Analyse the syntax of your project file. Check it inside your project in terminal: plutil -lint project.pbxproj. This will show you the errors from the parser.


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I had similar issue.

Below are steps to resolve it:

  1. Navigate to folder where your projectName.xcodeproj.

  2. Right click and select 'Show Package Contents'. You will be able to see list of files with .pbxproj extension.

  3. Select project.pbxproj. Right click and open this file using 'Text Edit'.

  4. You will be able to see <<<<<< .mine , ============ and >>>>>>>>>> .r123. These are generally conflicts that arise when you take update from SVN. Delete these and save file.

  5. Now, you'll be able to open project without any error message.

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Visual analysis of the Xcode project file did not help me to locate error after merging. After looking to syslog found such line when Xcode trying to parse the file:

2/7/14 12:39:12.792 PM Xcode[9949]: CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary on line 4426. Parsing will be abandoned. Break on _CFPropertyListMissingSemicolon to debug.

After fixing that project can be opened ok.

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