I think I am screwed but I thought I would try to get some help on this one. I am using the older Premiere 7 (Prem Pro 1.0) and spent hours editing my latest project. I was needing to clear disk space before I exported and went on a delete frenzy on my hard drive and stupidly erased the source file avi. Attempts to retrieve it using shadowexplorer have been fruitless so I have tried to emulate the exact settings of the original source file and created a `new` version of it, even naming it the same as the original. Premiere does accept the new source file but after re-rendering, the red `media offline` graphic remains in the program window. There is no audio or video playback, just the miserable `media offline` graphic. Is there anything I can do to get Premiere to accept the new source file as the original and subsequently restore my project to it`s fully edited existence? Thanks in advance,
Maybe move it to a new folder, and then relink it within Premiere.
I tried multiple things and nothing seemed to work and then suddenly.....it worked. I don't know how or why but I don't care. It worked. Thanks for the suggestions.
Great news! I was about to suggest Stellar-Phoenix, one of the best file recovery programs that I've seen, but it takes a lot of time and the full suite is about US$300! No need now. Glad that you were able to re-Capture and got it working. Do not know why it did not work first time around. I would have expected to hear of a "Media Mismatch" error message, but you did not get that.
Well, all's well, that end's well,