I thought i saved my project from the very start having it on auto save for every 20 minutes, but when i quit after effects it said that i needed to "save as" so i clicked save as thinking nothing of it but when i opened up after effects and went to recent projects it wasn't there This is the first issue of this sort with after effects and any help would be much appreciated. This is about 3 of work gone and wasted, any help?
You have not provided any system information, no details about your project, no save locations and whatnot. Nobody can help you without some exact details.
Sorry my specs are as followed:
intel i5 4670k 3.40hz
8gb (4x2) 1600mz
evga gtx 660 superclocked @ 2gb
3.5in 1tb hdd
cosair 650w psu
my project was around 30-35 layers big and it was saved in a location with several other project file, i still cannot save even with a different project.
What version of AE? Exact version number with all the decimal points please.
So you're saying that when you create a new project and then try to save it, it won't save at all?
What does it do when you go to File>Save? Nothing? Errors? Pops up the save dialog?
What OS are you using?