3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 5, 2013 12:51 PM by Rick Gerard RSS

    corrupted project


      After energy drop, my After effects project became corrupted. When trying to open it, I see error: Missing data in file. (33::4). I`ve tried to copy it to another disk drive, tried to import it to a new project. Autosave was not checked (thought it is a default option, and it should be). It is a large 70mb project file, that was used in premiere pro as sequences via dinamic link. 3 months of hard work... At the moment I`m trying to recover project folder with Recuva data recovery software. Is there any other option to bring project back to life? Does Adobe programmers / tech support could fix it, at a cost?

        • 1. Re: corrupted project
          Mylenium MVP

          Not really helping your current issue, but something you should definitely read:


          Work File Safety


          3 months worth of work? I'd probably have at least  20 incremental versions backed up in 3 different places by now...



          • 2. Re: corrupted project
            ANTON_SHU Community Member

            Thank You for a reply.  Editing was done inside premiere pro, using hundred of sequences made in after effects. Keyframe animation, characters created in illustrator, animated in after effects and edited in premiere. change illustrator file, and it allready changed in premiere.  It was my mistake, not saving a backup version every day. And it was a hard lesson for me. I`ve failed to recover old version of the same file. But before recreating everything from scratch, hope there is a possibility to fix the broken project file.

            • 3. Re: corrupted project
              Rick Gerard MVP

              You seriously need to consider a backup plan for your projects. I cut a feature film a couple of years ago. The project took more than 4 months. We had more than 300 versions of the project saved in 4 locations. We had 4 backups on the network of all the footage. Things go wrong and you MUST plan for that. Save the project with a different name at least every few hours so this will never happen again. Use cloud services like dropbox to store your versioned project files. They don't take up much space.