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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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Participant ,
Nov 11, 2017 Nov 11, 2017

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Have you tried going to "window" "Workspaces" "Reset to saved layout"?

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New Here ,
Jan 30, 2021 Jan 30, 2021

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Thank you! That actually fixed it

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New Here ,
May 23, 2021 May 23, 2021

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Yes! It did! I was so stressed!

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New Here ,
Jul 15, 2021 Jul 15, 2021

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Thanks so much for this man I almost cried because I thought everything got deleted 

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Aug 31, 2021 Aug 31, 2021

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Thank you so much! I was so worried and stressed about it.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 11, 2017 Nov 11, 2017

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If the sequence isn't in the Project panel, then you must have deleted it.  Try a CTL-Z and whatever else you do, don't close the project with it gone.

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New Here ,
Dec 05, 2017 Dec 05, 2017

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Same problem! Send Help!

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 13, 2018 Jan 13, 2018

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I also loose totally the timeline when I save the project on Premiere cc 2018

I even attempted to export it as XML (which now is only FINALCUT XML)

As I reopen it the whole editing appears a green continue line and the clips cant be edited or adjusted.

This is really bothersome and it did not happen with the previous versions.

It happens now as I updated to ElCapitan and version 2018

Is it a bug or what?

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LEGEND ,
Jan 13, 2018 Jan 13, 2018

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You just need to open the sequence.  Double-click on it from the bin.

And do read the manual.  What you're looking at with the XML is a nested sequence.

Adobe Premiere Pro Learn & Support

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 17, 2018 Jan 17, 2018

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I do what you suggest but the timeline is just not there

I sent the project to a friend with CC2018 on Mac and he is able to see it

We use the same system ELCAPITAN and the same version is there something in the preferences I should set up?

Googling around I learned this seems to be a bug when the user SAVE AS but I never did it.

I also followed another suggestion; open the app pressing either option (ALT) or Shift Option to reset the preferences to the original state

Yet even this did nothing

You suggest to read the Manual, but where in the manual they suggest what to do when the timeline disappears?

This never ever happened in the previous version. Usually if an upgrade or update gives such an important issue it's called a bug.

I am loosing hours of work and the trust of the people who give me work

I have no external plug ins and my system is totally clean as from Apple original ...

I wonder if there is something I should do before dropping Premiere for good

Adobe is a serious company and this is unacceptble and I am certainly not the only one with this problem

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LEGEND ,
Jan 17, 2018 Jan 17, 2018

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Can you post a screen shot of the Project panel with the missing timeline?

Have you searched the Project Panel for it using the search bar?

Screen Shot 2018-01-17 at 8.21.54 AM.png

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New Here ,
Aug 18, 2018 Aug 18, 2018

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OMG thank you - just found my work!!!! First project ever.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 17, 2018 Jan 17, 2018

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I assume you know how to open a sequence from the project panel?

Have you tried auto save or a backup.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 06, 2018 Feb 06, 2018

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I have seen this problem on multiple forums. This is not because we don't know how to open a sequence!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 07, 2018 Feb 07, 2018

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I have never seen sequences disappearing.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 22, 2018 Apr 22, 2018

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Can you post some screenshots of your panels?

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 06, 2018 Feb 06, 2018

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SAME PROBLEM!!

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 19, 2020 Sep 19, 2020

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So this just happened to me and I don't see the sequence in the project panel

 

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 19, 2020 Sep 19, 2020

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I read throught the comments and I think I may have to restart my entire sequence. I don't know why/ how this happened I don't want it to happen again but I don't know how to prevent it from happening. 

 

Ive tried all the suggestions and I cant seem to locate my sequence. Thats hours of work down the drain, timelines pushed back and I don't know how to prevent this from happening again. These complaints happened two years ago, why is this still happening. I cant be the only only. PLEASE HELP!

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New Here ,
Feb 04, 2021 Feb 04, 2021

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Hello there!

 

Came here for the same reason. I now figured out that for me, Premiere saved a new project in "Documents\Adobe\Premiere Pro\14.0\Adobe Premiere Pro Auto-Save" after I used Color Correction effects. I never knew I was working in a new project! When I opened the project I had found there, my sequences was back in place.

 

So, assumption: Your sequences may well be somewhere on your machine. Check out the Premiere folder under Documents (for Windows, not sure where it sits on a Mac). Not sure how to avoid this behavior, sadly.

 

Cheers!

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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 ,
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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