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After Effects crashes when opening project

May 2, 2013 7:49 PM

Hey guys.


I was working on a project just fine until when I went to open it this morning. When I open it, AE crashes with either this message:


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OR this message:


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and finally ends with a message like this:


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There are no special plugins being utilized in the project I am working in, only several Illustrator files. I'm not sure how dynamic link has anything to do with this because i'm not using it with Premiere Pro. All I know is that the project worked fine when I closed it last night, and now this is happening. It's a paid job as well, so it's very important that I can open it again.


I tried uninstalling and reinstalling CS6 and my video card drivers. Just to be clear, AE opens just fine, it's only opening this specific project that gives the crash.


Windows 7 Ultimate (updated)

Core i7 3770k

GeForce GTX 570 1.2 gb

16 gb ram

256gb SSD

1TB media drive


Thanks guys. I hope you can help me out.


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    May 2, 2013 8:52 PM   in reply to dh91

    Just thinking... Try rolling back your Win update. I was reading where the last win update was causing computers to cycle their boot. Over and over. Not that, THAT is your issue, however you will rule out the last update.

    Your rig is fine for size

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    May 2, 2013 9:31 PM   in reply to dh91

    Not the Adobe team, but the errors are all listed here:



    Doesn't do you much good, though. The errors themselves are too vague and generic. Other than that try the usual - flush the media and disk cache, open the proejct with capslock enabled, import it into an empty project. also offline your footage source by renaming/ moving the folder, then manually use File --> Replace. If it's a specific file, that way you can find out which one... And finally, in the future learn the fine art of making back-ups and using versioning:


    Work File Safety



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    May 3, 2013 10:08 AM   in reply to dh91

    If it opens elsewhere, some specific plug-in might be involved. Anyway, I saw your post on Video CoPilot and you might do what Klaus did - open the file on the other system, disable all effects, try to open it.



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    May 3, 2013 11:20 AM   in reply to Mylenium

    There were just standard plugins involved and it seems the file still didn't open. Like the error message is saying: "Strange Situation"

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