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Community Beginner ,
Jan 16, 2012

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hey peepz

i get the following error

AfterEffect warning : Unable to import file c:\Users\Gebruikers\Destkop\Vices-Silverstein animatie.aep as project  ( bad format or not readable)

this error popped up on the same day i made it

so dont know what went wrong,

i hope anyone can help me

Well, it sounds like the project file might be corrupted then. Are you certain you've fully updated After Effects? Have you tried resetting your prefs? Can you tell us more about the project itself? How about your OS & version of AE?

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Error when opening a AE project

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hey peepz

i get the following error

AfterEffect warning : Unable to import file c:\Users\Gebruikers\Destkop\Vices-Silverstein animatie.aep as project  ( bad format or not readable)

this error popped up on the same day i made it

so dont know what went wrong,

i hope anyone can help me

Well, it sounds like the project file might be corrupted then. Are you certain you've fully updated After Effects? Have you tried resetting your prefs? Can you tell us more about the project itself? How about your OS & version of AE?

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Remove the dash (hyphen) and space in the filename. Instead, use underscores (_) or camel casing/initial caps (inOtherWordsCapitalizeEveryWordWithoutSpacesOrUnderscores).

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with dash did you mean - ?  i changed the name to just Silverstein.  .aep was never in the name    and it still doesnt work

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Try naming it precisely:

silverstein.aep

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still the same error

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Try placing the file on your desktop and opening it. It sounds like there's an illegal character in your filepath or filename.

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i was first saved on my desktop  but cuz it doesnt work i moved it to documents and tried that,  but now i placed it back on dekstop and still not working.

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Try placing it on the root of your c: drive.

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nothing again...

im starting to think its hopeless tbh

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Are you trying to Import it or Open it?

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i try both.

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Well, it sounds like the project file might be corrupted then. Are you certain you've fully updated After Effects? Have you tried resetting your prefs? Can you tell us more about the project itself? How about your OS & version of AE?

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well unless they had a update today... i saved + opened it a couple times today ... it just stopped working when i got home..

the project isnt really that big of a deal.. its just a random coloured back ground with a nice song.. and lyrics wich come flying from everywhere..

and i tried open another project i made a month ago.. and that still works.. so its the file itself

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same thing happened to me today, for no reazon at all the file is not oppening, mine was a 2 week working on project =(

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sabarko

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this is a pretty late response, I had the same problem. if you have after effects cc, you can easily recover the file by going where the project was autosaved.

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I had this exact problem, had/still have no idea what caused it. Thank you so much for this comment! Might be obvious but in my stress (meeting a deadline for uni) I completely overlooked it! Using the last auto save file and recovered my work with only an hour or so worth of animation work lost rather than 6.

Very helpful!

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this same problem has been happening with all my edits (the not readable, bad format thing) and now my auto saved projects are coming up with the same thing! so now nothing is working:(

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Hello Guys! In my case only worked the auto save method. You can try it before another methods. Thanks to Adobe Support Community. Specially to TimeRemapper. Thanks once again.

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