What is causing my recent projects to not re-open? And what causes this "project appears to be damaged and cannot be opened" issue?
Hard to say. How are you attempting to open these files? Are you using File/Open Project, for instance?
Are these projects that were created on the same computer and with the same version of the program you're using now?
Is it impossible to open every one of your projects or just one or a few?
Welcome to the forum.
Along with Steve's questions, if you navigate to the AutoSave folder for each problem Project, are you able to Open one of those?
That will not address "what's happening?" but might allow you to finish a Project, or two.
Note: AutoSave is FIFO (First In - First Out), so check the Date/Time of those AutoSave files to find the lastest one - #3 might be newer than #5, etc.
Yes, Yes and yes to your questions except that a project from a few months ago wouldn't open but said "request could not be performed because of I/O error. I'm not sure what I/O is but thanks for your response Steve. Looking like computer issue I think.
I/O = Input and Output. It usually referrs to the system's HDD's, but can be used for the keyboard, the mouse, a tablet. Still, the most common use of the term is related to the HDD's and their controller.
I would list your computer's full specs., paying special attention to all of your HDD's, their controller type, their speed, their size and free-space, and how you have them allocated. Also, if you have partitioned any of your HDD's, please list the details.
Just saw your thread and thought that I would contribute these comments....
a. As asked by SG, what version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?
b. I am jumping ahead of the classical questions on your source media, project settings, computer environment and the like to cut to the damaged project aspects of issues. In that regard have you read the Adobe Tech Note that addresses troubleshooting suspected damaged projects?
c. But you cannot escape the answers being in the details. Best not to take anything for granted by the person asking the question nor the person asking the questions. SG started off with some important questions. I do not see answers to those questions yet in order for him and others to sort through to an answer for you. Please answer his questions before mine so that we can rule factors in or out as asked.
Yes that would make sense. I have upgraded to windows 7 from XP recently and put that on a bigger hard drive and I think that my computer is a bit confused. Its going to shop for a check out. Thanks for your input.
If a competent tech did the installation, then they should have done all proper settings, both in the BIOS and in Windows. It's always worth just asking for verification.
Good luck, that probably has no bearing on why your PREL's are becoming corrupt.