Error in generating .mzid file

Error in generating .mzid file elvistc  2024-02-15 22:09

Has anyone experienced this error before? I saw another post regarding this and someone mentioned to update the visual C++ version. The current version installed on my computer is correct and I still see this error.

Thank you in advance.

Nick Shulman responded:  2024-02-16 01:38
I know someone else got the "Search failed" message before and I had some theories about what might have gone wrong, but I did not hear back so I am not sure if any of those theories were correct:

If you would like, you could send us your files and we could see if we can figure out what is going wrong.
You could zip up all your files and upload them here:

It would also be helpful if you could include some screenshots of the pages of the "Import Peptide Search" wizard so that we can see which settings you used when we try to reproduce your error.

I think in some of these cases the reason that the search failed was that the FASTA file was much too small. I am not sure what the minimum size of the FASTA file should be, but I imagine it should be a few hundred proteins at least.
-- Nick
elvistc responded:  2024-02-16 02:08
Hi Nick,

Thanks for responding to my enquiry. I've uploaded the zip file ( This should contain the CalA.d (DDA data file),, CalA.fasta, and mzip.pptx (series of screenshots to replicate the error).

PS Please delete the folder as this does not contain the data file.

Thanks in advance!

Kind regards,