Paraview error when opening .vtu file

Dear All,

I am currently getting an error when I try to open a specific .vtu file with ParaView:

ERROR: In /Users/kitware/dashboards/buildbot-slave/a64f5607/build/superbuild/paraview/src/VTK/IO/XMLParser/vtkXMLDataParser.cxx, line 654

vtkXMLDataParser (0x7ff36794ffb0): Error reading uncompressed binary data header. Read 0 of 4 bytes.

ERROR: In /Users/kitware/dashboards/buildbot-slave/a64f5607/build/superbuild/paraview/src/VTK/IO/XML/vtkXMLUnstructuredDataReader.cxx, line 632

vtkXMLUnstructuredGridReader (0x7ff367947f70): Cannot read cell offsets from Cells in piece 0 because the "offsets" array is not long enough.

The version of ParaView I am using is 5.8.0 in a macOS 10.15.5 (Catalina). I should add that I usually open similar files created in the exact same way with no issues.
I have attached the file in this link, if anyone would be able to try and/or take a look and shed some light on this issue.

Thank you very much in advance,

Hello Sabrina,

Have you found a solution to your problem by any chance? I am using ParaView 5.9.0 on Windows 10, and I went into the same issue.
Thank you!


please share your data @E.Sun

Hi Ethan,

Not precisely but the problem went away when I reduced the size of the file (<2GB).

Hope this helps,

My file is attached here:
Thank you for your time!