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Premiere Elements 8 minimizes when I try to open a recent project

Apr 1, 2011 6:42 AM

I edit once a week and it opened last week but opened and minimized this week.  This computer is used strictly for editing a weekly video from church and nothing else.  It has done this in the past but always got over its little temper tantrum and came up within a reasonable period of time.  Now it is not.  I've been trying for three days to get my "template" to come up so I can create a new video for this week.  I don't currently have the Elem8 software available to reinstall or uninstall.  Can I just install Elem9 and still use the "template" I have been using every week to create the video I need for church?


Thanks again for all your help in the past and I hope you can help me again.  If not, I won't be able to get the video out this week and that will make 150 people wait for it until I can figure out what to do.



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    Apr 1, 2011 7:10 AM   in reply to PlushKat

    You MAY have a corrupted preferences file


    Reset Preferences = Press/HOLD Ctrl+Alt+Shift while starting program

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    Apr 1, 2011 7:56 AM   in reply to John T Smith

    Have you also tried this, from the FAQs to the right of this forum?

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    Apr 1, 2011 11:45 AM   in reply to PlushKat

    Along with the tips and suggestions offered, I would look at this ARTICLE on the program hanging, or crashing.


    Good luck,



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    Apr 1, 2011 3:57 PM   in reply to PlushKat

    Yes, you can install PRE9 alongside PRE8 or any other version. They happily co-exist side by side.


    Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your children

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