workspace.xml file corrupted (Error on line 1: Content is not allowed in prolog) in IntelliJ, how can I fix it?

I am experimenting a very annoying issue using IntelliJ.

I was working on my project (a webapp deployed on a local instance of BEA weblogic application server) and suddenly my PC crash and I restarted it.

Coming back to my project I obtained this error:

Cannot convert project: C:\projects\Main\MyProject\workspace.xml: Error on line 1: Content is not allowed in prolog.

and looking inside the workspace.xml file of my project it contains something like it:

nulnulnulnulnul....

So, I delete it and I restart IntelliJ (I read onlyne that I have to do in this way) so IntelliJ create it and I can open my project again inside IntelliJ but now the problem is that I can't run it (the Run and Debug icons are disabled).

What could be the problem? and how can I try to solve this issue?

Tnx

I experienced the same error. I deleted the workspace.xml and started 'Invalid Caches/Restart" under "File". Then I had to recreate my Run/Debug Configuration. Then everything works like before.

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  • The "Invalid Caches/Restart" seemed to be the important step.
  • Delete all the files in .idea folder and use "Invalid Caches/Restart", it will generate the deleted files (no corrupted ones).