So I stupidly upgraded my project file from CC18 to CC19. Well, CC19 is incredibly difficult to edit in with how much it lags and skips, so I decided to downgrade. Now I can't open my file in CC18.
I tried to wordpad hack, but it's not Mac friendly and I haven't found the Mac equivalent.
Every time I try to export my project as .xml Premiere freezes and ultimately crashes.
So how can I downgrade my project? It's amazing this capability isn't already implemented in such an expensive product. I've already lost an hour trying to revert this project back with no end in sight, and I'm sure that hour is going to soon turn to days. (and if it does, would you recommend Final Cut as an alternative? Because Adobe is ridiculous)
Try opening the files in the subfolder "Adobe Premiere Pro Auto-Save" that is in the folder of your project. Surely you have many with the CC18 version. Maybe you do not recover your file until the final edition but at least you will recover much of your work.