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Try to update AE to the latest version.
Also, you can delete the preferences file before launch. Hold down Ctrl+Alt+Shift immediately after launching AE and you will be prompted to delete your prefs file.
Do you get a specific error message after it crashes?
Which version of Windows exactly?
Check if there are any logs at the following location:
NOTE: AppData is a hidden folder, by default.
The latest version is installed 22.214.171.124
Unfortunately, the reset of the settings did not help
The program closes without messages, but a crash log is generated
Windows 10 Pro (1703 build 15063.413)
Log file is pretty big, which part to show?
Here is the beginning:
Process: AfterFX.exe 
Path: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CC 2017\Support Files\AfterFX.exe
Product Version: 126.96.36.199
File Version: 188.8.131.52
Code Type: x64
Parent Process: explorer.exe 
Date/Time: 2017-06-20 12:31:48 Èåðóñàëèìñêîå âðåìÿ (ëåòî)
OS Version: 10.0.15063.296
Report ID: b2dbc578-8f2f-4a9e-8cc9-dc839b510af5
Time Awake Since Boot: 49979 seconds
Crashed thread: 109  THREAD_PRIORITY_NORMAL
Exception Code: 0x011d91d0
Exception Parameters: 0x00000001 0x00000000
Exception Message: 18715088
Application Specific Information:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\VFS\ProgramFilesX64\Microsoft Office\Office16\GROOVEEX.DLL
Do you mind sending me the log file?
I have sent you a DM with my contact details.
I've the same problem... i Don't know what To do, did you find any answer ?
Do you have anything interesting running on that system? Seer, Suitcase Fusion, Password managers, etc.?
Are you still having this problem? Please let us know.
I have the same problem on AE 2017.2 (184.108.40.206) Windows 10 64bit.
the crash does not happen if its a new project or an empty one, but once the project is starting to grow, the problem starts to happen, and it does not happen to all projects, some projects have the error so when u try to import, Save as, render ... it will crash Always no matter the project is big or small, close that project and open another project without the error, it will import and output with no problem! without even re-launching AE!
Maybe its an error related to some plug-ins or used script?!
also dragging footage from an explorer window to AE solves the import crash, but does not solve the rendering and saving as, or some other commands executed from some plugins. like import OBJ to E3D or Replace a model for example! any time you open the browser from inside AE, AE crashes with no Messages or errors
Absolutely the same problem.
Support for Adobe said that the problem is in some kind of plug-ins. but the problem appeared after one of the updates of the AE 2017.
For myself, I found a solution to the problem: I returned to AE 2015.3 :))
I have never seen such an unstable version of AE (since version 5.5)
I do not know, Kevin, I just returned in 2015.3 until you fix 2017
Hi, the problem still exists, but here what i did trying to solve it and did not work!:
1. Reset AE workspaces. (Did nothing)
2. Close all the scripts. (Did nothing)
3. Reset AE reference file. (Did nothing)
4. Collect the project and move it to another hard disk. (Worked! But next day problem surfaced again!!)
4. Upgrade Windows! (Did nothing)
5. Unistall and re-install AE (looked like it worked, but after few hours it start crashing again when browsing!)
its just weird! My major problem now is that i need to replace a model inside Element 3D, but everytime i try to replace it and the browser is opene, AE crashes!
hey Kevin-Monahan Any updates from your side?
will keep this thread updated.
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Hi, I had the same problem with a project.
I've duplicate the .aep file inside windows explorer with a different name (incremented version)
After that It worked on AE - CC2017
Hope it will work for you guys!
Can you try guillaumel's suggestion?
It's likely caused by a DLL file called GROOVEEX.DLL
located either here (C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\GROOVEEX.DLL)
or here (C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16\GROOVEEX.DLL)
Change the extension from .DLL to .BAK, restart the computer then DELETE that GROOVEEX.BAK file. Should be good to go after that.
Is there a resolution to this? This just started happening to me now and I do not know how to resolve it. It happened even on a brand new file, as soon as the import explorer windows tries to open, it freezes and crashes....every single time. It has rendered the import function completely useless. Please help!
Version 15.0.1 (Build 73) CC 2018
Windows Pro 10.0.16299 Build 16299
Yes, read my post right above yours. Open event viewer and look at the application logs under windows logs, you'll see AfterFX.exe reporting an error and it is likely due to GROOVEEX.DLL or a similar DLL causing this issue.
The "Grooveex" issue should be fixed in a current version. Please try it, Djcurley.
I have the newest version of AE from the cloud and I also have removed the Grooveex.dll from Microsoft Office and it STILL crashes on me when opening the import window. Please help, because AE is unusable at this point.
Did you check the Event Viewer to see what is causing the AfterFX.exe crash? Post back with that log.