You receive a Trados Studio project package or a WorldServer package and you open it in Trados Studio. The following message is displayed when you open one or more of the files in the package:
Dependency file not found: [SOURCE_FILE_NAME]
Since the message points to a path and a file on the machine on which the package was created, and since that path is not accessible to you, you click No and start working on the translation.
However, when you want to use the real-time preview in your translation, or File > Save Target As to create your target file, you receive the same question as when you opened the package for the same document(s). Since the package does not necessarily contain the original source document, you cannot perform these interactive actions.
There are several ways to work around this issue.
If it is a source file issue where the source file (here called "Dependency File") needs to be embedded:1. When the alert/error pops up, it is important to always click Yes and browse for the initial source file.
2. If the error happens when opening a WSXZ package exported from WorldServer and you have access to the WorldServer project, download the source file from there. On WorldServer, find the Task corresponding to the source file and click on More Options > Asset Options > Download to download the source file.
3. When browsing to the source file, use the option All Files to have all the files displayed, so that you can select the source file, as displayed here:
The bilingual file will now open in the Editor view. Go to File > Save Target As and save the target file in exactly the same folder as the source.
This happens when the original source file is too large to be embedded in the SDLXLIFF file. Instead it is linked as a separate dependency file. When creating packages, these files are not automatically added to the package.
Development is aware of this issue and will provide a fix in a future release. Until this is available, follow one of the workarounds provided.
For the Japanese version of this article, please refer to:
Message when opening (a file from) a package in SDL Trados Studio: Dependency file not found