Can you open the project when After Effects is already open?
Yes, the project will open on the second try, but it's always a two-step process. Double click on the project and AE will launch. Once it finishes launching, I have to double click the project file again and it will open in AE.
If you upload a project that shows this behavior to a place where I can grab it, I'll see if it's something about your specific project.
I don't have this problem, and I've not heard of anyone else having it, either.
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Thanks Todd, here is a link to a test project. It happens with every project so far that I've opened. I also have AE 10.5.0.253 installed as well. CC is the default and double-clicking on an AE project file will open AECC automatically but not open the project. If I control click on the project file and chose open with CS5.5, it'll launch the program and open the project (if it was a project file created in CS5.5 or older).
After Effects CC 12.1
2 x 2.66 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon
12 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC
ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB
1TB internal SATA
Just out of curiousity, if you control-click and choose to open with CC, does it open?
No, control-clicking on a project and choosing CC only launches CC but doesnt open the project. If CC is already open and I control-click on a project and choose CC, it will open.
I'm having this exact same issue. With ANY aep. Try to open it, nada.
Even blank projects with nothing in them.
Sometimes I notice this in photoshop also.
After Effects CC 126.96.36.199
2 x 2.93 6-Core
24GB 1333MHz DDR3
ATI Radeon HD 5870
Also, when I drag a file to be imported into a project it doesn't import it by dragging to the icon, I have to switch focus to the project, or choose an import method from inside after effects.
Try the update to AE 12.2.0 and see if it's any better.
Yep, AE 12.2 has fixed this issue. Thanks.
Thanks for the confirmation. Glad it's working for you.
It does seem better here too.