I have a curious error and I’ve been going round in circles trying to resolve it.
I provide Anki decks to my students to download to their AnkiMobile app. The only way that seems to be available is to provide a download link. But now I’m getting the error: “File invalid or corrupt”.
Now, it may be because the link is to a protected folder. So I first go to Safari and log in. And THEN I go back to Anki and download the file. But this still doesn’t work. I’ve also tried to download the file first and then select Export: “Open in Anki”, but nothing happens when I do this (after having fully downloaded the file).
I’m not sure how I did it before, because it did work - maybe with a previous version of the app, I can’t remember.
The files open without error directly in the Windows version of Anki. So they obviously are NOT corrupt or invalid.
[I’m trying to avoid having to instruct my students to use the sync method from their computer because it is so complicated that I have to walk each of them individually through the process, and I don’t have the time to do that any more. The only other solution I have as a workaround is to manually create an account for each student on ankiweb, and then upload the Anki files for them to sync down to their iPhones (and also Android devices). But even this is cumbersome and time-consuming. I don’t have enough space on my hard drive to keep separate accounts for over 1000 students (each with around 200MB of data files). So I just upload to your server and delete their media folders on my drive, hoping that I never have to access their profile again on my PC… :o]
For now, can you think of why I get the invalid/corrupt error? Do I need to re-export the decks from the Windows version, or is there another way to import a deck into AnkiMobile directly (without having to sync from the desktop computer)?
Any ideas or suggestions? Or is this an obscure bug in Anki, and we have to wait for a new release sometime in the future…?