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Scott Brickert January 23rd, 2013 07:55 PM

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. ;-)

Trevor Dennis January 23rd, 2013 08:33 PM

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.

Scott Brickert January 23rd, 2013 09:17 PM

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.

Robert Young January 24th, 2013 01:32 PM

Re: PP CS5.5 crash- autosaved versions lost
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott Brickert (Post 1774938)
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.

Scott Brickert January 24th, 2013 02:15 PM

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.

Trevor Dennis January 24th, 2013 04:37 PM

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!

Ann Bens January 25th, 2013 05:53 AM

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.

Zoran Vincic January 25th, 2013 12:01 PM

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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