How to Solve Error 31102 “Key too long” in Trados 2007 (.iix file issue)

I love Dropbox, it’s a saved my translator’s life or at least made it much simpler a great number of times. But today it caused me a little bit of trouble. While I was translating, the software decided to lock one of my TM’s files (the .iix file to be exact), which caused the Error 31102, “Key too long” to appear in Trados 2007.

Fortunately, I managed to solve the problem by reorganizing the TMĀ in Workbench (you need to open the TM in exclusive mode to be able to use the menu option). After doing a little bit of research, it looks like it also helped a few people who had the same problem.

If this doesn’t work, you can also try to export the TM as a .tmx file and import it again in a new TM.

If none of these tips worked, the only solution to keep your translation work going smoothly would be to find a backup of your TM and update it by cleaning the files you were working on. Not the ideal solution, but at least you will be able to save some of the strings you had translated.