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Cannot open file in yed live and desktop

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I cannot open the file in yed live it says: error graph is parse 



and in yed deskstop I got error:


Please help!

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As the error message says

An invalid XML character (Unicode: 0x1d) was found in the CDATA section.

So, remove the bad character and both yEd Live and the yEd Desktop will open your file.

The simplest way to remove the offending character is opening your file in a text editor that displays character outside the ASCII range (e.g. GNU Emacs and Notepad++ do so), step through the CDATA sections until you find one that displays something strange (which will be the offending character).
Alternatively, open the file in a hex editor, search for "0x1d" (without the quotes), and remove it.

by [yWorks] (160k points)
Thank you for the quick reply,
I went through all the data section and I can't seem to find the unwanted character.
Please help!

What text editor are you using?

Anyways, Emacs shows a bad character in between the letters 'e' and 'L' in the CDATA section

- Roast leveL
- Type of coffeE
- Subscription length time
- Subscription type:
1 or 6 or 12 coffee packs

Thank you so much Thomas! I found it!
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