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No "Open Project" or "New Project" in Premiere Elements 10

Jan 14, 2012 5:30 AM

My install of Premiere Elements 10 was fine.


The welcome screen comes up fine.  The "Organize" works fine.


But when I click "New Project" the activity bar comes up but then goes away and nothing opens.  Sometimes the activity bar flashes up again for a few seconds then goes away.


I noticed that the Adobe Premiere Elements 10.exe and the Adobe Premiere Elements.exe files are both running.


Same thing happens when I click "Open Project".


When I try to begin a new project in the Organizer window - nothing.


We are running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1.


We have been struggling with this software for days trying to uninstall and re-install it to try to get it to work.


Very, very frustrating.


It looks like a good product - if you can get it to work!

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    Jan 14, 2012 8:13 AM   in reply to dulcehector

    Have you tired resetting the licensing, per the FAQs to the right of this forum?


    (Also, have you ensured that you installed the 32-bit and not the 64-bit version of the program?)

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    Jan 14, 2012 11:18 AM   in reply to dulcehector

    Hm-m, with the program shutting down, I would look over this ARTICLE and especially the checklist at the beginning, to see if everything there is OK.


    Good luck,



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    Apr 10, 2012 2:01 PM   in reply to dulcehector

    OK, here is a solution (At least it worked for me).........


    Go to your C Drive,

    Program Files,

    Adobe Folder,

    and the Adobe Premier Elements Folder.


    Scroll down within this folder until you see 2 .exe files named - 'Adobe Premiere Elements 10.exe' & 'Adobe Premiere Elements.exe'


    Dbl-Click the 2nd exe file 'Adobe Premiere Elements.exe'  (Not the one labeled with a 10)


    You will be met with a screen to accept the agreement, followed by the program opening, but appearing with full screen of gray.

    Go to 'File', 'New', then 'Project'


    **I would recommend that you create a desktop shortcut to the 'Adobe Premiere Elements.exe' file because even after accepting the licensing agreement, the Adobe welcome screen will still not function correctly (I have Win 7 Enterprise SP1).  Adobe needs to do some troubleshooting with this incompatibility.

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