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Old January 23rd, 2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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PP CS5.5 crash- autosaved versions lost

Premiere Pro CS 5.5 just crashed hard. I hit the reopen button, but did not see the normal warning message about renaming the project before saving. It opened to the version from start of business this morning, so about 10 hours ago.

Anyone know how to access the autosaved versions manually?



***Never mind, I found the Auto-Save folder and was able to open the saved versions. ;-)
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 08:33 PM   #2
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Re: PP CS5.5 crash- autosaved versions lost

Search your system for *.proroj files, and list them in reverse date order. My system stores the Auto-saved files in the same location as the normal project files.
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 09:17 PM   #3
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Re: PP CS5.5 crash- autosaved versions lost

Thanks, Trevor.


Surprisingly, the saved versions all match the status of the project back at around 9am. Puzzling!

So I lost a day's worth of slogging work...guess from now on I will save more versions and not rely heavily on Auto-Save.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 01:32 PM   #4
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Re: PP CS5.5 crash- autosaved versions lost

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Surprisingly, the saved versions all match the status of the project back at around 9am. Puzzling!
You might want to check your Autosave settings in the Preferences menu.
I usually set to autosave every 5 min and save a total of 5 project files.
If I have a crash, I can examine each of the saved files and reopen the one with the most recent time stamp.
My experience has been that this is pretty bulletproof- it has certainly saved me on many occasions over the years.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 02:15 PM   #5
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Re: PP CS5.5 crash- autosaved versions lost

Yes, this is what I find so puzzling...I had AutoSave set to 5 minutes and 5 versions...yet none were anywhere near within the past hour; entire sequences, effects and AE comps were missing.

So I increased the number of versions, and will now make it a point to Save A Copy at every significant milestone...maybe even a few insignificant ones.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 04:37 PM   #6
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Re: PP CS5.5 crash- autosaved versions lost

That does sound strange. I feel like I need ask if you are definitely seeing all the *.prproj files, and if you might have some in a non-indexed drive somewhere, but it definitely sounds like you could see current auto-saved files for that project.

I've just checked and I have 547 .prproj files in multiple folders, but that includes back-up and exercise files from things like video tutorials. Perhaps a better search criteria would be 'Adobe Premiere Pro Auto-Save'. I see I have three different folders with that name, one of which is a back up, but the other down to disorganised file structure. My bad!
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Old January 25th, 2013, 05:53 AM   #7
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Re: PP CS5.5 crash- autosaved versions lost

I find auto save some times unreliable.
So after ever session a Save a Copy to another disk.
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Old January 25th, 2013, 12:01 PM   #8
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Re: PP CS5.5 crash- autosaved versions lost

It has happened to me too, I also keep the autosave interval at 5 minutes with a maximum of 20 saves and I lost a nice log of working hours due to autosave not doing it's job properly. I do not trust it anymore.
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