I've always opened my Help project via the pop-up window that
appears when starting up RoboHelp, but today it wasn't listed
there. When I tried to open my saved project through the "More
Files" option, I got a message saying it already existed as an .xpj
and was asked whether I wished to open that project instead. I
attempted to open the project several times, and regardless of
whether I say yes or no to that prompt, the project that opens is
over 3 months old and contains none of my recent updates. How did
this happen? Are my files recoverable?
Where is the project? Local C drive or a network resource? I
ask because it's quite common for all sorts of issues to erupt if
you are working on your project while it is stored on a network
resource. And if that's the case, this could be the cause of your
You should always work on your project only while it is on a
local storage such as C or an externally attached hard drive.
I did a little more digging and found the files today. They
were in an HTML Help folder within the project file, saved as an
.xpj and not the .hpj that I was looking for. I think I may have
been lost because the project originated in RoboHelp for Word and
I've been working in HTML.
I save my project both to my desktop and the network, but I
work from the desktop. Thanks for your help!