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Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 12:10:25 AM | Revit 2017 Too Many Elements missing




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I have just had this error occur out of the blue. Central file model working in local file. Added a sheet to the project and I instantly got shut out to the desktop. Send error message and tried to reopen the central file model and got the error message

The file {filename}.rvt cannot be opened. There are too many elements missing in it.

collaborate restore backup backup folder save as and then said yes to extract...........

The file {filename}.rvt cannot be opened. There are too many elements missing in it.

Same process and rolled back the project to an earlier time. The last save was 4:45 and the model crashed at 5:10. Rollback and

The file {filename}.rvt cannot be opened. There are too many elements missing in it.

I tried to open the extracted file and same error message. I am afraid to roll back to far as it does not seem to work

I can't even open the file detached and resave it as another central.  I am issuing for SD tomorrow at noon. I have read many posts and they all talk about opeing the local and resaving it as a new central. I have tried renaming the local and no luck

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Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 6:16:31 PM | Revit 2017 Too Many Elements missing




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I just had the same thing happen. 

I opened the latest journal, and found over 400 items apparently missing. I copied their element IDs and then proceeded to recover a central file from the previous day. Ran a search for the missing elements, and only 5 of them appears in that version fo the central. i am opening up a copy of the Central from two days ago now, and we'll see if i have better luck. Anyone else having this issue? Can the journal be the thing that is wrong? I ask, becasue the majority of the missing items had perfectly sequential Element IDs.

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Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 7:10:26 AM | Revit 2017 Too Many Elements missing




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