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The project could not be loaded, it may be damaged or contain outdated elements v22.6.2

New Here ,
Feb 02, 2023 Feb 02, 2023

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Premier version: 22.6.2

System: iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019), Mac OS 11.2


A project I have been working on will not open.  When I try I get the error “The project could not be loaded, it may be damaged or contain outdated elements”.


I have tried:

Importing selected sequences into a new project - the project will not open.

Resetting the preferences, clearing caches, reinstalling the PP software, opening the project in a newer version of PP

Turning off various things in preferences such as "timeline/restore open sequences when opening projects"

Opening in an old version of PP

Downgrading the project by editing the XML file

Copying the project to a different disk

Using “Project Repair” from Digital Rebellion Software etc


I had the same problem a few days ago and in that case opened the most recent Auto Save version, then rebuilt my work from that.


It was fine for a few days and now the problem has re occurred.  I can open an autosave version from 10:30 AM but have lost all my work after that point.


I was getting a lot of crashes that seemed to be related to using Eventide Blackhole VST plugin, but that seems to have stabilised before the recent crash.


None of this has worked!


Please help.


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1 Comment
Community Beginner ,
Mar 04, 2023 Mar 04, 2023

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Hello there, i have the same problem? Did you find a solution? Thanks in advance! 🙂