An Error Occurred While Reading The FLP File [Easy Fix]

The files with .FLP are the ones categorized and classified as audio files. Moreover, they are also the ones with disk images plus audio files. The extension is well used by the software product named FruityLoops and most interestingly, these are the only files describing music file references instead of any music/audio files .In simple words, the files being played in any software or a program are not with FLP extension but their features and descriptions are of .FLP format.  

In addition to this, the FLP files are used perfectly by macromedia Flash because they use the same file format as their disk images i.e. project output files. These all implementations have been done by making the best use of most popular OS systems i.e. Windows and Mac

A FLP document is an undertaking made by FL Studio, which is an application being used for creating, organizing, recording, and altering music. The same also comprises of the information and features, which are directly or indirectly related with a venture, including demo modules and music track settings. 

We, in this content will be providing details about FLP file i.e. why are it used and all information about the same and then we will be mentioning the errors, which are usually displayed to the users on the screen. In addition, we will guide users about the error solutions along with the methods they can use to solve the same. Lastly, we will tell about possible reason of file crash, system requirements for the file, and the device, which can be used to produce best music.

Let us have a quick look at them all in the content below.

FLP records do not store the genuine sounds and all of the stuff contains references to the sound documents. Therefore, in the event that you move a FLP record or the documents, it references like a .WAV test document, or Sim Synth or Drum Synth preset document.

From time to time when we work over a FL Studio Project, accidently our FL Studio Project crashes. After that, we turn sometimes our PC ON and try saving the needed information

Type of FLP Errors

  • Error occur reading FLP file
  • It may corrupted 
  • It may be caused an error while opening file

Techniques/Methodologies to Recover FLP Files

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important .FLP file may be deleted.

By no means should you think that the only way to recover an .FLP file is always to create it once more.

You can use any available programs for recovering .FLP files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

If what you are here for is to quickly learn how to recover your lost project, here it is. FL Studio’s auto save feature is enabled by default, so if you have not earlier tampered with the settings, it means the backup of your project will be stored in the projects ‘backup’ folder. To locate it; open FL Studio, check the upper part of the browser menu (the left part of the interface). There you will see the backup folder as shown in the image below.

This folder will contain the last 20 saves made from the recent project, either automatically or manually. Each file is labeled with the previous project name ‘overwritten at’ and the particular ‘time’ it was saved. Usually in 24hrs.

Causes of FLP Error

If you were able to load the project, you must identify the problematic plugin. There is not a simple way to identify the problematic plugin, so it can be tedious depending on how many plugins you have in the project. 

  • Keep note of the third party plugins used in the project.
  • Move your plugins folder(s) to their original locations.
  • Relocate each plugin .dll, one at a time, and load the project.

Continue thee last step until the project loads and you have pinpointed the problematic plugin, which you can then delete from the project.

Solution to Remove FLP Error

  • First go to C  window drive 
  • Find and Open the Program Files in c drive
  • Click on Image-Line while opening program file
  •  Next Open the FL Studio 11
  • Go to Data\Backup

The same can be a hidden file or a folder. To check hidden files, 

  • Open Folder Options by tapping the Start button ,
  • Click Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and afterward
  • Click Folder Options. 
  • Snap the View tab. Under Advanced settings, 
  • Click Show covered up records and organizers, and afterward click OK.

Why FLP Crashes?

FL Studio is a professional DAW. It recommends at least 4GB RAM in your system. However, there is a problem. You cannot make a professional music in 4GB RAM. In case of beginner who have a Small Computer with 4GB RAM, these computer got this crashing issue rarely. When you try to add more Plugins, Effects or Synths on FL Studio. Here your computer cannot afford and got a hanging problem. During Hanging your PC, You cannot do anything instead turn off the PC. However, after restart your computer then the main problems comes out.

System Requirements for FL Studio to make a Professional Music!

  • 8 GB RAM is very good. However, 16 GB RAM is very best. It helps to absorb majority of samples, plugins, track etc.
  • Quad-core processor CPU is the best choice for Music production.
  • For Music production, the latest AMD Ryzen 3000 models offer amazing performance at an affordable price. However, if you are not happy then you can use INTEL. i5 or i7. INTEL is also a good option.


Sometimes when we work over a FL Studio Project, Accidently Our FL Studio Project Crashes. After that, we turn off and On our PC and try to reopen the saved project. However, Unfortunately the FLP not opening, it shows error. A pop out shows like An Error occurred while reading the FLP file. It may be corrupted or some plugin caused an error while opening. So what is the solution for that? Is there any solution over internet how to fix corrupted fl studio file or how to repair corrupted FLP file. That we can use it again same as before!

You can use numerous products for best music composition and production. These may include:

  • Apple MacBook Pro
  • Razer Blade.
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 6
  • Dell XPS 15
  • HP Spectre X360 etc

Last not the least; we have discussed all about FLP and have mentioned the error faced by file corruption. We have tried out level best in the same content to resolve the issues, which may have been faced. The file is corrupted either in system startup or in between when software is running. Causes and solutions are not limited to what we have mentioned but many other possibilities can exist too.