Just when I think I'm at last on my way with PE11, the same old weird problems keep coming at me. OK, Bill, so I've got all my .prel files (11 of them) in the one folder I've been working on all the time (btw is it possible to upload screencaptures to illustrate? I could send things to my Dropbox with links if that would help). Elements has created all its usual subfolders, I've not deleted anything from the folders, not moved anything, not cleaned the mediacache.
Two things happen when I go to File > Open Recent Project, or alternatively File > Open Project. 1) Open Project dialog box opens, all the .prel files are there. I click on Bridge-01 (I've been videoing traffic on and under a bridge) and absolutely nothing happens, except the dialog box closes, ie, nothing in Project Assets, noting on Timeline (I'm working in Expert mode).
Alternatively File > Open Project > dialog box opens > ditto, ie zilch!
This has happened several times before, and I spent some time on the phone with an Adobe helpdesk person who told me my mistake (but he was wrong) was that I was trying to open .prel files by using the Add Media box. Somehow the problem cures itself, or goes away, or I've been able to open .prel files simply by double-clicking them. But it doesn't always work.
Forgive me, but this gets me so irritated with PE11 (although not nearly as irritated as when I tried working with Corel VideoStudio Pro X5 which did little but continually crash my pc every 5 mins).
There's nothing really intuitive about working with PE11 -- I hope I'm not being misunderstood, I really do like *most* of what Elements11 does, and contradicting myself much of it *is* intuitive, eg adding effects, transitions, keyframes and so on: but it's the very basic stuff, handling files that doesn't seem to me to make sense!
Why can't I just click to open a bunch of .prel files, or even merely one of them? Weird. And this after a good night's sleep (didn't have to get up early this morning).
Hoping for enlightenment!