I can't find the premiere pro project file

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Mar 11, 2017 Mar 11, 2017

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I have the original files from the camera but i can't find my edited Premiere Pro project file. I looked for everywhere including Premiere pro auto save and preview files. Also went down to Media browser and search and put one of the words in it that's part of the project file name but i assume it only looks for the main folders i've already went through. I know i have it somewhere. Help ?

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 11, 2017 Mar 11, 2017

Do a explorer/finder search.

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 05, 2019 Aug 05, 2019

In Premiere, bring up the Export dialog and click on the blue highlighted file name. It will open the OS file system for your OS. Finder in Macs, Explorer in PCs.

It defaults to the last location it used.

Look there.

Neil

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 11, 2017 Mar 11, 2017

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Do a explorer/finder search.

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Mar 11, 2017 Mar 11, 2017

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you mean at the right upper hand corner of the media browser window at the left bottom of the screen ? It seems that premiere pro saves the project files in different random places just to complicate things or something ? I assume by default the auto save files are not deleted ?

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Mar 11, 2017 Mar 11, 2017

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julianm44443758  wrote

It seems that premiere pro saves the project files in different random places just to complicate things or something ?

No it does not. You tell Premiere were to store the project when creating it. Default is C:/Documents.

I meant a search with explorer when on Windows, on a mac there is Finder.

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Mar 11, 2017 Mar 11, 2017

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I don't know where the specific finder search is, i just see one in the lower left window panel.... I couldnt find my premiere pro file yet , btw every time after updating Premiere Pro are the autofiles or files saved in some other place etc. ?   and regarding the place where premiere pro saves files by default, as a feedback to the tech guys, I would assume saving under video files would make much more sense.

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Mar 12, 2017 Mar 12, 2017

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btw every time after updating Premiere Pro are the autofiles or files saved in some other place etc.

No

regarding the place where premiere pro saves files by default, as a feedback to the tech guys, I would assume saving under video files would make much more sense.

No.

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Nov 18, 2017 Nov 18, 2017

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You're not providing any help by just saying "no".

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Jun 01, 2022 Jun 01, 2022

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Omg thank you for saying where the default is! I just found all of mine that I usually get to by the 'recent projects' feature but the one I needed had dropped off the bottom. At least I know now and can save them all properly

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Aug 05, 2019 Aug 05, 2019

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Hi,

I can’t find some files, either.  They were saved as mp4 and QuickTime to a file. They are not there. We found a Premiere Pro file , but it will not open.

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Aug 05, 2019 Aug 05, 2019

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In Premiere, bring up the Export dialog and click on the blue highlighted file name. It will open the OS file system for your OS. Finder in Macs, Explorer in PCs.

It defaults to the last location it used.

Look there.

Neil

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