3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 11, 2016 3:29 PM by Roei Tzoref

    After Effects CC 2017 issues


      Hello Please help:

      Why are my (after effects CC 2017) aep files just a blank document and doesn't have the AE logo on them anymore?  Why can't I click on the file to open anymore?  I would have to open the app in CC then open the file that way only.





        • 1. Re: After Effects CC 2017 issues
          Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          That's an issue with Windows. For some reason your operating system no longer associates After Effects with .aep files.

          Right click on one, choose Open With... and, once you pick After Effects, choose to always use that program to open those files.

          • 2. Re: After Effects CC 2017 issues

            Tried it and "Open with" doesn't work. If I open AE and drag the .aep file in, the project opens.

            Had a problem with audition and the following solution worked:


            In order to fix it you just have to update the sesx registry key

            HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.sesx to AdobeAudition10_sesx


            1) Winkey+R, type regedit

            2) search for the path HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.sesx

            3) double click on (Default)

            4) type AdobeAudition10_sesx

            5) hit Ok, open Premiere again and done


            Could a similar approach do the trick?

            • 3. Re: After Effects CC 2017 issues
              Roei Tzoref Adobe Community Professional

              had similar issues with associating the files to my software. my problem is it was associating it with the wrong version. finally I found a few helpful tips.


              1. click run and in the search type set associations. you will see this

              2. type .aep

              select it from here

              if this does not work, then a registry intervention is required. I had to do this once from this answered response in this thread:I cannot associate files with Adobe Photoshop CC


              Good luck