I’ve been using Pencil 2d for the past few weeks now (a May 20 nightly build, I didn’t realize I didn’t have the absolute newest one) and have had no trouble saving and reopening the same file.
Today, however, I find the message “Pencil cannot read this file.” I must admit my heart dropped. I read the FAQ and realized my crashing/corruption problem is a “case E”. I read the step-by-step of how to recover it, but I’m lost on the part where I have to use WINrar ZIP to extract the files to a folder. It tells me no archives are found.
Some facts about my file: It has a lot of frames (I suppose I should have known not to use so many, but it didn’t occur to me until now.) It’s a pretty simple file, I didn’t add any sounds or import anything. All I’ve been doing is practicing my frame-by-frame animation skills of a person walking/dancing, simply using the pencil tool. There isn’t even color.
I don’t even care if I can’t use it anymore. I’m really hoping I can at least find a way to extract the images, since I spent quite a while drawing them. I downloaded the most recent nightly build…not sure where to go from here. Please help?