4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 1, 2012 7:52 AM by Harm Millaard

    CS5 Project Copy disappeared!

    CamberwellStudios

      Hi,

       

      I am new here and Im hoping that someone can help!

       

      Working on CS5 - worked on project and sequences fine, drawing rushes from hardrives... Project file saved on desktop

       

      Saved a copy of the project to the desktop (same location as original!)

       

      Brief message popped up

       

      Copy of project vanished. No sign of it recycle bin or anywhere on the PC - Autosave works from original project file - Cant find in recents or anywhere for that matter!

       

      I need to retireve ASAP

       

       

      Please help

        • 1. Re: CS5 Project Copy disappeared!
          Harm Millaard Level 7

          Project file saved on desktop

           

          Major mistake!!! Save projects on any other disk than your C: drive.

           

          Saved a copy of the project to the desktop (same location as original!)

           

          That does not help either.

           

          Log in as administrator with full access rights on all disks and directories and search if you can find the project file or an auto-save version. Start in C:\Users\<user name>\Desktop

          • 2. Re: CS5 Project Copy disappeared!
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            As Harm mentons, the C:\ is not the ideal location for Saving the Projects, and especially the Desktop folder, with has come special attributes.

             

            You mention that you got a pop-up message, when you did the Save_As_a_Copy, but I could not find what it said. That could be very important. If you did not change the file name when you did the Save_As_a_Copy, and Save to the Desktop, you like overwrote the original Project, PRPROJ file. This ARTICLE goes into more detail on Project Files and the different types of Save.

             

            Good luck,

             

            Hunt

            • 3. Re: CS5 Project Copy disappeared!
              CamberwellStudios Level 1

              Hi Harm,

               

              Many thanks for ur info and advice. Great response. The said edit suite is in use and Im chomping at the bit to get in there and will get an answer for u right away.

               

              a windown popped up referring to the 'project copy' then it all vanished.

               

              Is it lost forever maybe?

              • 4. Re: CS5 Project Copy disappeared!
                Harm Millaard Level 7

                Let's hope not. There is - somewhere on your system - a project file with your data in it and if that went down the drain, there is still a good chance that you have one or more versions of an auto-save project in the location you have set in your project settings, but you must use Explorer to find one of those files.

                 

                If you have administrator rights you can start searching for *.PRPROJ files and then narrow the search to the Desktop directory or directories with a name like 'Adobe Premiere Pro Auto-Save'.