Troubleshooting Error creating backup

Sometimes a project will become corrupted, resulting in the following error message:


This solution may be particularly helpful if this error is seen when starting translationStudio.

Sometimes, this error is caused by a problem with the git project that stores change information. In this case, the project can be salvaged by recreating the git project. (Note that this won’t restore lost change information.)

Quit translationStudio before beginning these steps.

To do this, use the command line tool of your operating system (Terminal for MacOS, for Windows, and any of the various terminals for Linux) and navigate to the directory of the corrupted project.

From the project’s root folder (i.e languagecode_book_text_reg ) use the command git status to confirm that the git project is corrupt. If you see a message saying that the git project is not valid, use the following commands:

git init
git add *
git commit -m "rebuild after corrupt repo"

Once you have performed these commands, relaunch translationStudio. The error should be resolved. If not, please contact the help desk.

This type of error can be caused by a virus infection. It would be a good idea to scan the affected machine(s).