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Unable to open/import files

Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:40 am
by Genb
Hello,

I have a very strange problem: I am not able to open/import any files with Blender internal. By the way, I am using Windows!


I can open a .blend file by a double-click on the file out of the Windows Explorer, but if I want to open a file internal with Blender (File -> Open... -> marking the file I want to open by right click -> click the button "open").
Either Blender opens nothing and simply brings me back to the main view window or Blender tells me, that it is unable to open it.

The same, if I want to import something (File -> Import -> Choosing "Wavefront (.obj)" for example -> mark the .obj file I want to import by right click again -> Click on "Import a Wavefront OBJ")

Then I get a message about illegal characters in the filename.
After that I tried to simply open a obj-file with the open dialog, but then I get the error message, that Blender can't open file <path> untitled.blend.
But the strange thing is, that I am sometimes able to import the same file. It seems to be a problem, that appears randomly.

What can I do?

Thanks for support and every help you can give me!

Btw: If no one has a solution, should I report it as a bug to the bug tracker?

Regards
GenB

Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:26 am
by jesterKing
Can you post the entire path you're trying to load files from?

/Nathan

Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:15 pm
by Genb
Thanks for your response!
jesterKing wrote:Can you post the entire path you're trying to load files from?
Yes of course! At the moment it is:

C:\test.obj

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:46 am
by LetterRip
File>Open

is for opening blend files only, for obj, 3ds etc you need to use

File>Import>

LetterRip

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:18 pm
by Genb
But if I want to import obj-files I get the message, that I would have illegal characters in the file name, but this isn't true.

And if I want to open blend files I get the error message "Can't open file: <path> untitled.blend"

Sometimes it works, but very often it doesn't and I get these error messages.

But if I open blend files with a double click (out of the Windows Explorer) I don't have any problems.

But this issue is very annoying.

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:20 pm
by jesterKing
Can you give more info on what Windows version you are using?

/Nathan

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:26 pm
by Genb
Windows Vista

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:44 pm
by jesterKing
And what specific language? Any specific region settings?

/Nathan

Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:37 am
by Genb
German

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:37 pm
by Genb
No idea?

hmmmm

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:00 pm
by 3DModelerMan
Try reinstalling blender and see if that helps, also remember that open is for opening .blend files and that import is for importing other file types, you have to make sure that the importer you use is correct for your file type also, so... import .obj will not work on a .3ds
and import .3ds will not work on a .obj etc. :D

Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:48 pm
by Genb
I have reinstalled Blender now, but the problem is still there.

If I want to open for example test.blend, I still get the error message: "Can't open C:\untitled.blend"

But that's strange. i want to open test.blend and not untitled.blend.

Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:43 pm
by Genb
Problem is solved and it was that simple... :roll:

I didn't know that I have to ensure, that the text field (to the left site of the Cancel button) has to have the name of the object I want to open.

I just thought it would be enough simply to mark the file I want to open by right click, but I also have to click it once again with the left mouse button.
Damn! It can't be, that I wasn't able to figure that out in this long time.

Oh my gosh, this was annoying as hell, but finally, it is solved.

Thanks again for your help!

Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:04 pm
by jesterKing
I'm glad it got sorted out :)

/Nathan