Windows 10: Paint 3D: Can't open project

Discus and support Paint 3D: Can't open project in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hello Windows Community, I was doing something in Paint 3D, when suddenly, my screen turns black and then goes back to normal. Paint 3D then had an... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by WindowsBird, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. Paint 3D: Can't open project


    Hello Windows Community,


    I was doing something in Paint 3D, when suddenly, my screen turns black and then goes back to normal. Paint 3D then had an error that said, "Paint 3D needs to close: Not sure what happened, but we're working on it." I tried finding answers to this question, and found some others looking for answers to this but with no answers. When I reopened Paint 3D, the project I was working on had been recovered. I decided to save the file before I opened it right-clicked and chose save option and it was now a project I could open. I then opened the file and got this error down below. What happened?

    Paint 3D: Can't open project afcb6d2b-26c2-43c8-8e82-20d08f5d72d0?upload=true.png

    :)
     
    WindowsBird, Jun 16, 2020
    #1

  2. Paint 3D Projects not Appearing

    Hi,

    The location that you've provided is the default file storage for Paint 3D. For us to provide the best resolution possible, we'll be needing additional information:

    • Have you tried browsing on the default file storage and open the project files in Open menu? If yes, what happens when opening the project files?
    • What do you mean about project.json does not point to any of the projects?

    Meanwhile, we suggest that you run the Windows apps troubleshooter as an initial troubleshooting step and check if the project files are visible in the Open menu. You can also try browsing the project files in the Open menu after running the troubleshooter.
    For your reference, check this article on how to run the troubleshooter for Windows apps.

    We'll be waiting to your reply.
     
    Gerard Qui, Jun 16, 2020
    #2
  3. malexmc Win User
    Paint 3D Projects not Appearing

    Hey Gerard,

    Thanks for getting back to me. Here's where I'm at:

    We suggest that you run the Windows apps troubleshooter as an initial troubleshooting step and check if the project files are visible in the Open menu. You can also try browsing the project files in the Open menu after
    running the troubleshooter.

    I have ran the troubleshooter which completed a reset and opening of the windows store. It listed the issue of "Windows Store cache may be damaged" as being fixed. When I repoen and rerun the troubleshooter, it continues to find and "fix" the same issue
    each time shown in Figure 1.


    Paint 3D: Can't open project 0973dc5e-04a6-4260-82d8-dbc07792be31?upload=true.png


    Figure 1: Windows Store Troubleshooter

    I have tried to open the files through the open dialog in Paint 3D. The problem that I am seeing is that Paint 3D projects don't seem to have a master file that Paint 3D itself can recognize. In each project there is at most a thumbnail
    and several .bin type files which cannot be opened from Paint 3D as in Figures 2 and 3


    Paint 3D: Can't open project 4b93c72e-53e0-4b80-8678-5bbf943e542b?upload=true.png


    Figure 2: Data files of one project that cannot be found


    Paint 3D: Can't open project 668ffbaf-b218-464d-9773-46a71cc77bf7?upload=true.png
    Figure
    3: The same project directory from Figure 2, but from the Open dialog.

    Sorry for being vague. After the data loss, I created two new projects,
    radda and radda2 to see if they would be identified in the open screen. They were, and this is the current projects.JSON file in the Paint 3D directory:

    [{"Id":"{755cfc74-87ba-474b-9882-c221017bbbaa}","SourceId":"","Name":"Untitled","URI":"","DateTime":1.3162058946403906E+17,"Path":"Projects\\Untitled","SourceFilePath":"","Version":0.21,"IsRecovered":false,"IsPreviouslySaved":false},{"Id":"{d0ed6c56-dbe1-4136-88dc-9dd2496dd535}","SourceId":"","Name":"radda2","URI":"ms-appdata:///local/Projects/Untitled
    (39)/Thumbnail.png","DateTime":1.316189481089825E+17,"Path":"Projects\\Untitled (39)","SourceFilePath":"","Version":0.21,"IsRecovered":false,"IsPreviouslySaved":true},{"Id":"{1c0fc511-8370-4c2e-a882-a776daa73b6d}","SourceId":"","Name":"radda","URI":"ms-appdata:///local/Projects/Untitled
    (37)/Thumbnail.png","DateTime":1.3161894802891816E+17,"Path":"Projects\\Untitled (37)","SourceFilePath":"","Version":0.21,"IsRecovered":false,"IsPreviouslySaved":true}]

    While it's kind of a mess in that form, you can see clear references to radda and radda2, while none of the other projects are referenced at all except for a project named "Untitled" which doesn't exist
    in the open screen. This is what I meant by projects.JSON not pointing to the old projects.

    Thank you for taking the time to sort through this. Let me know if there is any more information I can offer.

    -Alex
     
    malexmc, Jun 16, 2020
    #3
  4. Paint 3D: Can't open project

    Paint 3D will not load projects

    Have 2 projects underway with Paint 3D. Tried to reload both (not at same time!) App hung for 30+ secs then messaged "can't read this file. Something went wrong."

    Because Paint is embedded in Windows 10 is no way to uninstall or reinstall app. What a waste of space.

    Any suggestions ?
     
    Corystes C, Jun 16, 2020
    #4
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