After Effects Error: Collect files failed. Error encountered while copying file.

Community Beginner ,
Apr 01, 2022 Apr 01, 2022

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Hello Adobe Community!

 

I am in need of desprate help! I have been encountering this error for the longest time, trying to resovle it.

Things I have tried:

  • Uninstall and reinstall AE
  • Downgrading AE
  • Making sure AE Sharing & Permisson Privilege is Read & Write
  • Unplug all mouse and cables connected to my macbook
  • Working with no TIFF files project

 

Send me some help please please please. 

 

Thank you for your time! 

kittzz

 

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 01, 2022 Apr 01, 2022

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Hi kittzz,

 

Sorry for your issue. Please share the following details so that we can troubleshoot the issue properly.

  • What are your system specifications (CPU, GPU, RAM, OS version)?
  • What's the exact version of After Effects you're using?
  • Does it happen with all the projects or a particular one?
  • Where your files are stored? Are they stored in external, network, or internal storage?

Let us know, we're here to help.

 

Thanks,

Nishu

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Apr 01, 2022 Apr 01, 2022

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Hello Nishu,

 

thanks for the speedy respons! 

  • I am currently on macOS Monterey Version 12.2.1, M1 Max Chip.
  • Adobe After Effects 2022 Lastest
  • This error occur 98% off the time, is that rare 2% it works on really small simple projects.
  • Files are just stored in my Finder > Documents, not a share folder or anything.

 

I hope i provide you relevent infomation. Thank you so much for your time and help onces again Nishu! 

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 01, 2022 Apr 01, 2022

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sorry just to be specific on the After effects version,

Version 22.2.1 (build 3)

 

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 04, 2022 Apr 04, 2022

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Hello Nishu,

 

Sorry for the rush, but any updates on this? 

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 06, 2022 Apr 06, 2022

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Sorry for the delay in response.

I've seen a similar issue where changing the location of the Documents folder caused issues in After Effects. Have you changed the location of your documents folder? Could you create a new project for testing and keep all the files on your desktop and see if it issue occurs?

You can try resetting the preferences of After Effects as a basic maintenance step: https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects-discussions/faq-how-to-reset-trash-preferences-in-after...

Looking forward to your response.

 

Thanks,

Nishu

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Apr 06, 2022 Apr 06, 2022

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Hello Nishu,

 

Thank you so much for your respond!

 

I did a mini test on it like you asked with all the files on the deskstop and it worked!! I managed to collected all my files.

 

However the projects I have been working on are all in my documents folders, does that work differently from it being in the desktop folder?

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 07, 2022 Apr 07, 2022

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Thanks for trying that.

It should be any different unless After Effect's access is restricted to the Documents folder. Please go to the following article and change the permissions as instructed: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/x-productkb/multi/preferences-folder-read-only-error.html 

Let us know how it goes.

 

Thanks,

Nishu

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Apr 10, 2022 Apr 10, 2022

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Thank you Nishu,

 

But I have already done that permission step way back and i am still having trouble doing so. seems like there isn't much fix to this issue. 😞

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