unable to open existing project

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unable to open existing project

I am running on Windows 7. With both talend 4.03 (r47759) and 4.1.0 (r49467) I am unable to open a project that I previously created. What's odd is that I worked on the project for several weeks, opening and closing it many times and never had any issues. Here is what .metadata/log is showing:
!SESSION 2010-10-08 11:43:57.046 -----------------------------------------------
eclipse.buildId=unknown
java.version=1.6.0_18
java.vendor=Sun Microsystems Inc.
BootLoader constants: OS=win32, ARCH=x86, WS=win32, NL=en_US
Command-line arguments: -os win32 -ws win32 -arch x86
!ENTRY org.eclipse.core.resources 2 10035 2010-10-08 11:43:58.635
!MESSAGE The workspace exited with unsaved changes in the previous session; refreshing workspace to recover changes.
!ENTRY org.talend.libraries 4 0 2010-10-08 11:44:28.525
!MESSAGE 2010-10-08 11:44:28,522 ERROR org.talend.commons.exception.ExceptionHandler -
!STACK 0
java.lang.NullPointerException
at org.talend.repository.localprovider.model.LocalRepositoryFactory.doesLoggedUserExist(Unknown Source)
at org.talend.repository.localprovider.model.LocalRepositoryFactory.logOnProject(Unknown Source)
at org.talend.repository.model.ProxyRepositoryFactory.logOnProject(Unknown Source)
at org.talend.repository.ui.login.LoginDialog$1.run(Unknown Source)
at org.eclipse.jface.operation.ModalContext$ModalContextThread.run(ModalContext.java:121)
I tried deleting the workspace and reimporting but the error persists. I reinstalled version 4.1.0 fresh and I continue to get the error.
I was very happy with the product and ready to buy some pro licenses but not being able to open a project with 2 weeks worth of work in it is giving me second thoughts.
any suggestions?

Re: unable to open existing project

Have you tried importing the jobs (not the project) into a new project? you can point the importer at your previous workspace.
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Re: unable to open existing project

I think I tried that but its not letting me import:
1. I created a new project
2. Right clicked on "Job Designs" and selected "Import Items".
3. Selected "select root directory" and browser to my project
4. It shows me *some* of the Jobs in my old project.
5. check the jobs.
6. the "finish" button is not clickable (e.g. its greyed out) so I can't actually import. Next to the words "Items List" it says in red: "no valid items found in current source".
Did I do something wrong?

Re: unable to open existing project

no, thats what I was thinking. Sounds like something in your project is corrupt. Maybe importing one job at a time will help you zero in on the problem.