I have MS Project 2010 loaded on my work laptop along with MS Project 2007. I created a simple work plan in 2010 making several changes between saves. All was going well until after I turned on auto filter. The next time I opened the file it appeared to be OK but as soon as I clicked on a column to change the filter criteria the application crashed. I tried opening the file several times but it would not let me do anything with it, crashing no matter what I tried to do. Finally I saved it to an XML file then re-opened and re-saved it. I have not had a recurrence. I thought this was an isolated event until speaking with a co-worker who also had a similar situation with a newly created project file.
At this point I need to know if other’s have seen the same behavior and if there is a know cause. We will be rolling out the upgrade to our user community soon and need to understand what is causing this.
I am not currently using server access, although we will when we do our roll-out in a few weeks.
I had a similar problem a month ago. I had the trial ver of MS Project 2010 and MS Project 2007 on my labtop. I lost a project plan using 2007 that I worked 6 hours on it. Note, MS Project 2010 was closed at the time. Unfortunately, I could not reopen the corrupted MS Project 2007 file using any application.
I had stopped using 2010 since my organization has not rolled out this version yet. I’ve been working with my file in 2007 until today. I opened the file in 2007 and the application crashed as soon as I tried to access a column filter. I reopened the file in 2010 and was able to save the file and reopen it with no further problems. I will continue to work on the file in whatever version works without crashing. For now that is 2010. I’m saving the file in 2007 file format.