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.
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!
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.
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!
your answer is the best so far
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.
Your sequences aren't gone, they're just closed. You need to open them from the Project panel.
@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.
Oh man, you saved my life bud. Thanks for the Tip!
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!
You're a hero
This worked for me as well. Thank you!
That's a great tip thanks
AMAZING, LIFE SAVING HELP!!! PRAISE THE LORD FOR YOU!
Thank you a lot, was getting worried about all the work I had put. You're a lifesaver
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!
Thanks a lot!
you saved me hours of work!
The moral to this story for new editors is to learn 2 things:
I don't usually post on this sort of thing. But. You saved my life. Just want to let you know I love you.
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.
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.
Thank you. I almost had a heart attack and died. You really saved my life.