What do you mean "recover" ???
Your original source video files are not altered during editing
Any new video you created with the trial has a watermark that may not be removed
Your project file may only be opened by Premiere Elements
From what you wrote, you downloaded and installed the Premiere Elements 12 tryout in November 2013 and created a movie. To what stage? If you took the project through export to get a video file saved the computer hard drive, you should still have it there if you have not deleted it from the hard drive save location. However, that export should have an Adobe watermark on it that you cannot remove under any circumstances.
Any project files (project.prel files) that are still on your hard drive can be opened and reworked on but you need to have a non expired version of the tryout or a purchased (serial number) Premiere Elements. Your November 2013 is long expired, and my recollection is that Adobe does not allow for more than 1 tryout download for a given version to the same Adobe ID and password. Even if you can get a non expired Premiere Elements, you have to deal with the Adobe watermark. Although you cannot remove the Adobe watermark from an export of the tryout, you can from the project file from the tryout. But, for that to happen, you need to open the tryout project file in a purchased Premiere Elements and classically click on Timeline Menu/Delete Rendered Files.
Please explain/clarify your circumstances.
I believe the issue is that I was not able to export the movie before the trial expired. I am fine with there being a watermark on the movie so that is not an issue. While the movie is saved to my desktop, it is not accessible without Premiere Elements 12. I tried opening it in other programs such as Windows Movie Viewer however, the software was not compatible. I suppose the only way to access the movie again is to purchase Premiere Elements 12. Thank you very much for your time and consideration. Have a great afternoon.
Thanks for the reply.
There is one possibility for you to explore if all you want is an active tryout of Premiere Elements 12.
Try to download and install the tryout for Premiere Elements 12 from the following site
It is very important that you read carefully and carry out the "Note: Very Important Instructions" in the web page otherwise you will get an Access Denied message. These tryout files are supposed to sourced from Adobe so I am not sure if you will meet the same fate that you would if you tried to download the 12 tryout from the Adobe web site direct. But, you could try.
Often one does not find out how it is going to go until he/she has downloaded the installation files (may take a long time) and try to install them. It may mean wasted time only to find out that it will not work because of a prior trial download for 12. But then again, it might just work.
Please let us know the results.
Please go back and re-read what ATR and I said... a PREL file is not a movie, it is a Premiere Elements project file, which will only work with Premiere Elements
What is a Project File? Read #10 http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1012847
Your original video will be where you left it... since you did not use the PUBLISH/SHARE process to write a new video file, you do not have a movie
You will need to buy Premiere Elements to open your project file and continue editing
The Elements Tutorial Links Page http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1275830 may also help
John T. Smith
Since the 12 tryout installation files download is supposed to be coming from Adobe one way or another as described in post 4, it will be interesting to determine if the download from that web page and subsequent install on alyssa's computer will bypass what I always thought was the case, one tryout for a given version for a given Adobe ID and Password.
The downside to this idea is that you go through a long download and install only to end up with a tryout dialog expired, purchase only. But, it is probably worth taking the chance and trying it under the circumstances.
Okay, thank you so much for your help today. Enjoy the rest of your evening!
We will be watching for your progress. Hope you get good news.
Good morning, I was able to access and open the project file successfully. Thank you very much for all of your help. I really appreciate it!
Great news. Thanks the follow.
Did you do another direct trial download from Adobe followed by the install or did you do the trial download for the web site mentioned followed by the install?
Whatever the case, we are very pleased with your success.