XML import - "failed to parse file" error messaging

Hi here, I need assistance with importing an XML file.


  • Importing XML onto Windows 11 Cubase Pro 10.5
  • The export comes from Mac Cubase Pro 12


  1. Created a new project
  2. Selected File > Import > MusicXML
  3. Selected XML file (there are hyphens “-”, spaces " ", and numbers “123” in the file name)
  4. Ensured in the dropdown menu it is set to XML file > Open
  5. In the popup, Select Project Folder > folder selected > Select folder
  6. Receive error message “Failed to parse the file.”

Can someone from this community or Support please assist me?

error messaging

Hi and welcome to the forum,

Could you please share the XML file?

Is there a way to do it without it being made public and searchable?


Can you share it with me via Private Message, please?