I tried to encode a video from Premiere CS5 in Adobe Media Encoder. It ran for 5 hours, has a green check to say it was rendered, but it does not appear at the target location. What happened?
I've successfully used Encoder before without issue?
Did you choose the Windows Desktop folder as the destination?
That particular folder has some special properties, and can cause issues with Premiere. I have not seen any, where it was the destination, but have where media was located in it, and then Imported into a Project.
If you did not broaden your Search for the entire system, I would definitely do that as a next step. Otherwise you might have to redo the Export, but I would not choose Desktop for the destination.
I tried to export directly from Premiere and it took two hours and went all the way to 100% and then the file never showed up. It is a .mxf file, by the way, do these have problems?
I'm trying to export 1920x1080 at 29.97, this was one of the only formats I could find with that kind of resolution.