OK. this is going to be hard to explain i reckon.
I have a composition with a few shape layers in it, they all end at frame 17
on frame 18, the composition view displays content from another composition
i have NO shy layers
whats more, when i create a solid and create a mask like a small circle, the phantom content disappears
so it definitely is not in my comp
i have rebooted
Purge your caches. See if it helps.
there are four options....i am mid project....which one should i click and will it screw up my work?
Flushing caches has no effect on your work. If necessary, they will be rebuilt.
it solved itself.....purged anyway....cheers