unfortunately, I'm not sure what can be done to salvage your data. 'Blue screen of death' on Windows is notorious for data corruption, and I'm afraid that I can't think of way for fixing this without having some sort of backup data.
Hi. We hit this same problem in SoapUI 4.5.1 after an unexpected power loss. It's not just blue screens. Can you come up with a fix? Perhaps flush your buffers every so often and don't leave yourselves vulnerable?
The XML file cannot even be loaded in a text editor. This sounds like a bug to me in SoapUI. Other text files open in other programs - notepad for example - continue to work fine after a power loss.
Sorry, but I think it will be hard for us to fully prevent corrupting your project files if soapUI Pro is killed during a file write operation, such as saving all your projects. What you could do is to go to soapUI Preferences > UI Settings > Create Backup and configure soapUI to take backups regularly of your project files.
I also have a backup fortunately. However how do I restore my work with it? Import project and import packed project do not seem to work
Btw. I agree with some of the previous posts that SoapUI is way too vulnerable to save corruption and I think the replies from the support staff I have read are entirely too dismissive about this problem.
I'm sorry to hear that your project file is corrupted. Unfortunately, this is a random issue that rarely happens so we do not know how this is reproduced. We advise that you use a version control system to back up your project files. You may also want to consider using a composite project. Are there any particular steps that may have caused this corruption to occur?