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I'm a newbie for QGIS and trying to learn. I was editing the attribute table in which process I deleted some rows. Then the layer became invisible in the project. After trying a lot I decided to redo the project. To do so, I started a new project and reloaded the shapefiles from the zip file. But out of three layers the problematic shapefile still is not visible. What should I try next?

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  • Is the file not visible in the map or not visible at all ? (layer manager ?)
    – Snaileater
    Commented Apr 22, 2019 at 9:25
  • It's not visible on the map. The layer is there. when I use select by location, the selected area gets highlighted. If I deselected all the other layers and leave that layer nothing is visible. Commented Apr 22, 2019 at 10:18
  • Ensure there's no scale dependent visibility (Layer/Properties/General tab)
    – Snaileater
    Commented Apr 22, 2019 at 10:49
  • Thanks but it's unchecked. Commented Apr 22, 2019 at 10:56
  • Before your editing your were seeing the layer without any problem ?
    – Snaileater
    Commented Apr 22, 2019 at 11:04

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The root cause of the problem is corrupt .shx file. Maybe after improper deletion of data from attribute table.

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  • maybe a solution ... not an explanation ... weird ...
    – Snaileater
    Commented Apr 22, 2019 at 12:52
  • Please disregard the previous answer. The root cause of the problem is corrupt .shx file. May be after improper deletion of data from attribute table. Commented Apr 22, 2019 at 13:39

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