Sunday, September 21, 2014

FreeMind XML Parse Exception When Opening an Old Map

I think this bug has been fixed in a more recent version of FreeMind, but you may go through this with version 1.0.1 for Linux, possibly for Windows also:

1.  Try to open a map

2.  Get this error

This is clearly a bug, and I haven't seen it with newer versions of FreeMind on Windows.  A workaround is to fix the first line of the .mm file in question:

<map version="0.9.0">
<!-- To view this file, download free mind mapping software FreeMind from -->
<node CREATED="1386726098959" ID="ID_368233367" MODIFIED="1386726102812" TEXT="git">

To resolve the issue, replace "0.9.0" with "1.0.1" using a text editor, save the file, and you should be able to open the file again.

If you want to update a large number of maps try the following (Linux command line):

sed -i -e 's/0\.9\.0/1.0.1/' *.mm

The above command will look for "0.9.0" and replace it with "1.0.1" in all files named *.mm, and the -i option means it will update the file in place.

(You can also use sed under Windows, see the unixutils package at Sourceforge)

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