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After Effects - opening a file from windows version 5.5 (back in 2002)

Sep 20, 2013 12:54 PM

I have an annimation that was made back in 2002 using After Effects 5.5 on a windows machine. We no longer have the program or the old computer - just all the files. How can I open it/convert it so that we can make edits to it and save a HD version using the new v12 software?

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    Sep 20, 2013 9:48 AM   in reply to 2002bridget

    Download a trial of CS3 or CS4, open it there and  save as CS4 - which will open in CC.


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    Sep 20, 2013 9:59 AM   in reply to 2002bridget

    What other versions of AE you have access to? Try opening it in a newer-than-5.5-but-older-than-12 version and resaving it.



    Edit: I see Mylenium types more quickly and with better suggestions than I today.


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    Sep 20, 2013 12:55 PM   in reply to Szalam

    After Effects CC (12.0) will open projects created in After Effects 7.0 or later, you can use any version after 7.0 to do what Mylenium and Szalam suggest.

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