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After Effects CC 2019 project file opens empty project

Community Beginner ,
Mar 06, 2019

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I put a lot of work into that project but now when I open it, it just seemingly opens an empty project, everything is gone: all files and there arent even placeholders or something. Also, I tried to open the autosave files, but the two newest ones are also corrupted and open an empty project. only the third latest autosave works but I would lose incredibly much progress if I would just give up and use that one. I can't think of anything that could've caused this because it wasn't after an update or something, it just started doing this one day (that is about two days ago) Please help.

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After Effects CC 2019 project file opens empty project

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I put a lot of work into that project but now when I open it, it just seemingly opens an empty project, everything is gone: all files and there arent even placeholders or something. Also, I tried to open the autosave files, but the two newest ones are also corrupted and open an empty project. only the third latest autosave works but I would lose incredibly much progress if I would just give up and use that one. I can't think of anything that could've caused this because it wasn't after an update or something, it just started doing this one day (that is about two days ago) Please help.

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Mar 08, 2019

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Help with what? If the save is damaged and you are lucky to have an auto-save, be happy. Next time probably set the auto-save interval to 5 minutes or perhaps 10, so you only lose the last couple of minutes.

Apart from that, it can unfortunately happen. AE is bigger and better than ever, but also buggier. I also had that my project was killed by saving an empty project when I wanted to replace some comp I dragged into Premiere. And there was no auto-save at that time, though activated.

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Mar 23, 2019

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That is not the point. The saves were absolutely fine before. This actually happened to me once before so I usually check most of my Autosaves once a while. They were fine. Evening I shut down my pc. Next day every newest and second newest autosave file from every project + the original project file opened as an empty project.

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Jan 22, 2020

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Did you manage to solve the problem? I have the same issue with AE 2020

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Apr 28, 2020

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I have the exact same issue, lost hours worth of work last night after I saved and then this morning the file is empty.  

 

HELP!

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