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Recently updated to Affinity Design V2 and produced a new file, I now find I cannot open the file and get the following message :- Failed to open document.

/Users/mickhennessy/Documents/Car Park Jan 2023.afdesign

The file includes features from a later version of Affinity.

Help Please 

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How were you trying to open the document? From within Designer 2? Or by opening the file via Finder?
If the latter are you sure that it was actually Affinity Designer 2 that was trying to open the document and not Affinity Designer?
It’s possible that your system is still reaching for Designer as the default app to open .afdesign files.
If you open an Info window for the file in question which app is shown as the default app for opening it and similar files?

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I got the same problem just right now using Publisher. A file was produced in V2 and cannot be opened. 

V2 is set as default and the same file could be opened just 2 days ago.

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Where are you loading the file from?

An issue like that has been reported when using Google Drive.

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I'm having the same problem.

I opened a V1 Publisher file and made some changes to it using V2 and saved it as a new file. I then sent the V2 file to a colleague who tried to open it in V2 and got the error saying 'The file includes features from a later version of Affinity'. I can open the file in V2 but my colleague can't.

Any ideas? Thanks.

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2 hours ago, carl123 said:

How did you send it (or share) to your colleague?

If he sends that copy back to you, can you still open it (not the original, the one he/she now has)

 

The file was shared via dropbox. She has just sent me back the file and I can open it.

I suppose I'll have to contact Serif but they only seem to be contactable on twitter or facebook.

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32 minutes ago, jzza said:

She has just sent me back the file and I can open it.

My guess: she isn't really trying to open it in V2. Make sure she opens V2, then from within V2 uses Open. 

33 minutes ago, jzza said:

I suppose I'll have to contact Serif but they only seem to be contactable on twitter or facebook.

This is the preferred location to contact them. They are very busy, though, and could take several days to get to a topic here.

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