I was working on a project for several hours yesterday. Saved everything. Turned my computer off than on again today, as to reboot it- because it was going slow. Went back into my Premiere Elements, and there were no longer ANY recent projects there. Makes no sense. Need help ASAP.
Program might has reset itself.
Open project from windows explorer or finder.
That did not help. What else do I need to do? I am confused why it reset itself and everything is gone, since I have saved all my work throughout the whole editing process.
Did you save it to an external drive that is not now connected?
Where did you save it?
My project that I had not completed was still saved within my adobe premiere elements software. It was not saved externally as I had not yet completed it. However, any time I have stopped and started with editing projects, all my "recent projects" remain easy to access on the menu bar within my adobe. Now, when I go into my adobe, it is as if I have never made any project before ever. Really like I had never used adobe at all- all previous work was gone. I am confused, because I have never had this problem before. Not sure how it would have reset itself all of the sudden and removed all my work.
Premiere Elements does not store your projects or media used in the projects. It serves as a tool to modify those items.
The recent projects was just a shortcut to the files on the computer hard drive where they are actually saved to and stored.
Do a Windows search for .prel files to find your project files: