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Help! Timeline disappeared!

New Here ,
Nov 11, 2017 Nov 11, 2017

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Hello, I was just editing, I pressed some key and my timeline disappeared! Not the timeline window itself but the actual sequence. To make matters worse I can't find the sequence in my project to reopen it!

Help is much appreciated.

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correct answers 1 Correct answer

Adobe Community Professional , Oct 12, 2018 Oct 12, 2018

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New Here ,
Mar 28, 2021 Mar 28, 2021

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Exactly the same for me!! How crappy is this? I had multiple projects open but obviously didnt want a sequence to complete just move to a new project like this. Thanks for the tip, this solved it for me!

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New Here ,
Nov 12, 2021 Nov 12, 2021

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your answer is the best so far

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New Here ,
Apr 21, 2018 Apr 21, 2018

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Same issue just happened after a software update. I saved a new project, which had several video clips on the timeline/sequence, then I saved the project and exited the program. Then, I updated the software. After the software update, I reopened the program and my project to find that its timeline is empty. Luckily, I hadn't really dug into editing yet. The video clips I used do have the notation that "video used 1 time".

I created duplicate projects with the same videos and dragged them to the timeline, then saved, then exited the program. I re-opened the program to find that the duplicate project's timeline is gone. All of the suggestions above don't and haven't worked.

If someone can troubleshoot this, I'd appreciate it because the only other option is to do all my editing in one go without ever closing out of the program. Saving every minute does nothing to preserve the editing or timeline.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 22, 2018 Apr 22, 2018

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Your sequences aren't gone, they're just closed.  You need to open them from the Project panel.

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New Here ,
May 31, 2018 May 31, 2018

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@My timeline disappeared and I wanted to vomit, but I figured how to get it back!!! This isn't the best fix, but I'm working again (someone else can explain how this worked or how to do it properly).

I noticed that even though my timeline was empty my clips were still showing as being used somewhere . . . so that made me feel better.

1. Click the "Video Used" icon

2. Select the sequence where it is used!

Please excuse my use of Paint. I've got work to do and no time to make it look pretty. You're welcome.

Fixed 1.JPG

Fixed 2.jpg

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New Here ,
May 31, 2018 May 31, 2018

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Oh man, you saved my life bud. Thanks for the Tip!

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New Here ,
Jun 08, 2018 Jun 08, 2018

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thanks man! or woman! Glad I decided to read first instead of losing my mind lol, new to the program so good to know something small like this!

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New Here ,
Jun 10, 2018 Jun 10, 2018

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You're a hero

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 26, 2018 Jun 26, 2018

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This worked for me as well. Thank you!

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New Here ,
Aug 30, 2018 Aug 30, 2018

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That's a great tip thanks

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 12, 2018 Oct 12, 2018

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AMAZING, LIFE SAVING HELP!!! PRAISE THE LORD FOR YOU!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 12, 2018 Oct 12, 2018

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New Here ,
Jul 03, 2021 Jul 03, 2021

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Thank you a lot, was getting worried about all the work I had put. You're a lifesaver

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New Here ,
Aug 31, 2021 Aug 31, 2021

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Great to see that this answer was helpful to others. In my case this window is not visible either.

Why is Adobe doing this? Obviously it must be a function - not a bug.
But what is the function of "once the timeline is closed it can't be opened again?"
Very frustrating and pretty new experience provided Adobe.
Must now re-create the entire video with Black Magic Design's - DaVinci Resolve, until I figure out how to avoid loss of work by disappeared timeline window in Premiere Pro.
Hope you have more luck!

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New Here ,
Jan 17, 2019 Jan 17, 2019

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Thank you!!!!!

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New Here ,
Jan 18, 2019 Jan 18, 2019

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Thanks a lot!

you saved me hours of work!

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New Here ,
Oct 02, 2019 Oct 02, 2019

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Oh you... you're my hero! It also happened to me and it made me mad, but now my life is back!

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 26, 2019 Nov 26, 2019

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The moral to this story for new editors is to learn 2 things:

  • How to open a sequence.
  • How to determine the difference between a sequence and a clip in Icon view.
    • Answer: The icon will have different icons in the lower right corner of the clip.

 

Thanks,
Kevin

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New Here ,
Aug 31, 2021 Aug 31, 2021

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sorry @Kevin-Monahan, I dont get it. Not sure if this is sarkasm or if you are serious. Either way: Can't re-open the timeline. And Yes - I am in moderate panic.

Thx

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New Here ,
Dec 05, 2019 Dec 05, 2019

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I don't usually post on this sort of thing. But. You saved my life. Just want to let you know I love you.

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New Here ,
Feb 15, 2020 Feb 15, 2020

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I love you wow. You just saved me. I had auto saves on and everything but my computer updated itself and made it impossible to get my timeline back. Spent hours trying to figure it out so thank you so much.

 

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New Here ,
Jun 23, 2020 Jun 23, 2020

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Jenny - this is a totally fantastic tip.  I thought I had lost 5 days of work and it reappeared - even after I had committed the cardinal sin of closing the programme.  Massive, and I mean massive, relief so thank you!  First time I have ever gone into a community forum and this is the reason why.

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Jul 29, 2020 Jul 29, 2020

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Thank you. I almost had a heart attack and died. You really saved my life.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 06, 2021 Feb 06, 2021

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OMG THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

 

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Apr 16, 2021 Apr 16, 2021

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Thank you so much

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