Known Issues - Opening documents

Relevant for: GUI tests and components and API testing

This section describes general troubleshooting and limitations for creating, opening and saving testing documents.

Hidden files

UFT does not support hidden files. If you mark a UFT test, or other UFT file as hidden (by selecting the Hidden attribute), UFT may behave unexpectedly.

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Documents last saved in earlier versions

Last saved in QuickTest 9.5

Document opens in read-only mode.

Open the document in QuickTest 10.00 or 11.00 to upgrade it.

Last saved in a QuickTest version earlier than 9.5

An error is displayed in the Error pane, and the document is not opened.

Open the document in QuickTest 10.00 or 11.00 to upgrade it.

Last saved in QuickTest 10.00 or later Can be opened and modified directly in UFT.

When upgrading a document:

  • Relevant add-ins must be installed.

  • Tests saved in the upgraded format can no longer be used with previous versions of QuickTest.

Tip: If you have many tests to upgrade, create a script that iterates through all your tests to open and save each one in the new format. For more details, see UFT Automation Scripts.

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Opening and saving tests with resources

When you save a test together with its resources, UFT also saves any tests containing external actions.

However, these called tests contain only the specific actions called from your test, and not all the actions in the called test. These called tests cannot be opened from the local copy.

If you need full access to all called tests, as well as your main test, save all tests locally, and then manually edit all references to the relevant actions from the main test.

You cannot save a test with resources when the test calls an external action which, in turn, calls another external action.

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Libraries in Windows 7 and higher

The Windows Libraries feature of is not supported. If you attempt to open a test from a library location or save a test to a library location, UFT may behave unexpectedly.

Browse to your saved tests using standard file paths, even if they are included in a library.

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User Account Control (UAC)

If you open a test from a protected location (such as Program Files) and UAC is enabled, the test is opened in read-only mode.

To modify the test, copy it to another location and open the files from there.

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Renaming UFT documents in ALM

Renaming a UFT test or component from ALM may cause the test or component to behave unexpectedly.

Workaround: To rename a test or component, open it in UFT and rename it using the Save As option. If the test or component has already been renamed from ALM, use the rename option again to restore the old name, and then use the Save As option in UFT.

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