Error opening Adobe Illustrator file = Offending operator:

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I have an Illustrator file that I created and I made a change to a gradient and then saved the file. When I tried to reopen the file I got the error message listed below:
Offending operator: Bg
Context:

-293.6436 3.81445 -303.502 -12.5605 -314.9639 -24.0186 c

Bb

1 (Unnamed gradient 2) 0 0 90 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 Bg
Is there a way to repair this file by editing the PostScript code? This is a logo file that I spent quite a few hours on and I would hate to have to recreate it from scratch. Unfortunately, the project is due in a couple of weeks. If I need to start over from scratch I would like to know right away, please. Thanks.
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Guide below will effective only in case your AI file is easily damaged,
otherwise refer to topics below, which contain a lot various ways of solving
your issue

http://windows.ittoolbox.com/groups/technical-functional/windows-7-l/after-extraction-cant-open-some-illustrator-files-5628071

http://www.instructables.com/answers/Help-with-corrupt-illustrator-file-needed/

https://www.openfiletool.com/aiopen.html AI Open File Tool

Copy artwork from a damaged file into a new file

If the new file exhibits the same behavior, it may contain a damaged
object. To determine whether an object is damaged, delete it from the new file,
and then save and reopen the file and try to re-create the problem. Repeat for
each object in the file.

When you can no longer re-create the problem, delete and re-create the
damaged object in the original file:

    * If an Illustrator-drawn object is damaged, then re-create the
object with the drawing tools in Illustrator.
    * If a linked image is damaged, then re-create the original
image, and then replace it in your artwork.
    * If a text object is damaged, then convert the text object to
outlines or change its font.

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