Opening old projects

New Here ,
Dec 15, 2021 Dec 15, 2021

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I have many video projects that were edited in Elements 10.  Can the new version of Elements open these projects or is there a conversion path so that I can?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 15, 2021 Dec 15, 2021

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Definitely not a good idea. Premiere Elements has never been very good at opening older projects - but the leap from versino 10 to version 2022 is a particularly big one. Most likely trying to open a version 10 project in a current version of the program would corrupt the project file completely.

 

We always recommend finishing any project in the same version you started editing it in.

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New Here ,
Dec 15, 2021 Dec 15, 2021

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Thank you for the answer.  I was on Chat with support about a couple things and I asked about this and was told that 2022 would open a 10 project.  My plan was to not have any existing projects going when I did the switch.  But I do have some project that I modify from time to time to make a new or updated version of a clip.  It would bel nice to be able to open them and keep working without having to start over.  🙂

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Based on my 20 years on this forum, I stand by my recommendation.

 

But if you do decide to try it, make sure you keep a backup copy of version 10 project just in case version 2022 corrupts your project completely. Or at the very least, makes it behave very strangely.

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I am with you on this one.  When I asked about it on the chat, they came back very quickly with a positive on that.  First red flag.  My last update there was no compatability with the prior version (I did go from a pro version to Elements so wasn't surprised).  I have a full back up of everything.  I will proceed with great caution.  Thank you for you input.  It is greatly appreciated.

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Dec 23, 2021 Dec 23, 2021

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Thatnk you everyone for your responces.  I did get the 2022 version and so far, I have been able to open existing project without issue.  There are issues with 2022 as well as a learning curve as to how things work with the new stuff.  I have gone through the guided tours and that has help quite a bit with some little things that make a big difference.

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