It is possible that a project file has somehow become corrupted.
Try opening one of the Auto-Saves, in the folder that's in the same directory as the original project file.
Not sure if you saw in my original post, but it says that the auto saves are also corrupted. This happens in the original folder and in the copies I made.
Premiere Elements 11 Mac
Have you gone through the Adobe document on troubleshooting damaged projects?
Please see, if you have not already,
Other projects are opening, saving and auto-saving fine, including an earlier version of this project that contains all the same files - so this suggests it isn't a file causing the issue. Unfortunately the earlier version is before 10 hours of work, so I am keen to fix the current version if at all possible.
What was the last thing that you did in the problem project before you saved closed it?
Please clarify...how many AutoSaves was the project set up to give you? Are you say that only one (minus 10 hours of work) was not corrupt? I ask since you have subsequently written
the auto saves are also corrupted. This happens in the original folder and in the copies I made.
Or, are you saying that all the AutoSaves were in fact corrupt, but you had a separate earlier project file, not AutoSave, that was OK (but minus about 10 hours of your work)?
Please consider the above. Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
I attempted to follow the Adobe instructions but they are aimed at Windows and I'm on Mac. I can't seem to find a Mac version.
The last thing I did to the project was 'publish' it as an mpeg file. I then closed the project and logged off on Thursday night as normal. Not been in work since and this morning it came up with the error.
There are 5 auto saves. They are all corrupt (same error message). Following advice on a similar thread on here, I copied and pasted them into another folder to try to open them from there, which also did not work.
I have an earlier version of the project - not an auto save but a version I saved before doing 10 hours more on it in the new project (now corrupt). This former version works fine. It includes all of the same footage and audio as the other project that is corrupt. So to me this suggests the corruption cannot be blamed on one of the clips in there as otherwise it would be corrupt in that too.
Thanks for the follow up. The Adobe document on troubleshooting damaged projects does take in Mac. Please refer especially to
and the Advanced Troubleshooting section and link in the document. You may have been there and followed the instructions already, but worthwhile to consider in case your missed that.
I will think about this some more.
To be continued...
I had already done these steps. Tried again and no luck.
When I move all the files, I don't get the "Where is File [filename]?" dialog box. It doesn't get that far - just comes up with the error message.
Was this project created in the same version of the program you are editing it in or are you trying to open it with an older or newer version of the program than the one that created it?
Same version. I've not changed anything. Not even had the Mac on as it's a work computer.
How much control do you have over your computer in the work environment? Can anyone gain access to your projects for editing and other purposes?
Is there any chance that someone might of tried to work with your 11 project in later version of the program on this computer? Remote possibility, but I thought that I would ask.
As for your project file that would not open....not sure if it is the same in Mac as Windows, but...if you right click the project file, can you select the file's Properties where you can explore its Security Tab for permissions?
No, no one else can access my files. The Mac is not part of our work network and I keep it at home. No one else does video editing anyway.
There's no security details to click on, no.