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My projects are completely empty after saving multiple times!

New Here ,
Feb 25, 2017 Feb 25, 2017

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Hi there, I'm pretty new to Pr and I'm sure there's something I'm not doing correctly. I've created 10 projects, edited about 50 videos with Pr so I'm not 100% idiotic.

I imported my media, it's over in the project panel in the bins. I have folders, images, audio, and video files in there. I save the project throughout working on it, as well as does the automatic saving.

i ALWAYS save before I leave the project.

Only ONCE has a project actually had the content inside it when I opened Pr back again.

I've gone through all the trouble of editing, saving, naming, organizing all my files and content only to have it be completely gone when I open it up the next day, or a week later. I am so so so so irritated. Hours and hours of work are wasted and gone.

What in the world is going on?? Why isn't it saving my imported files, videos, images, etc?

Am I doing something wrong? Or is it Pr that is doing something wrong?

They aren't hidden, they aren't searchable. There's NOTHING there, they look like a brand new project when I open them up.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 25, 2017 Feb 25, 2017

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First of all make a habit of also making a Save A Copy to another drive.

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Feb 25, 2017 Feb 25, 2017

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So, you're saying I have to have the file on my hard drive, then import it into the project, then save it again in another location, so it's in 2 places on my hard drive (external or otherwise)?? And then just keep importing that same thing every time I want to use it inside the same project?

If re-importing is how I'm supposed to do a project every time I use it then I'm just going to find a program that doesn't do that.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 25, 2017 Feb 25, 2017

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o, you're saying I have to have the file on my hard drive, then import it into the project, then save it again in another location, so it's in 2 places on my hard drive (external or otherwise)?? And then just keep importing that same thing every time I want to use it inside the same project?

If re-importing is how I'm supposed to do a project every time I use it then I'm just going to find a program that doesn't do that.

Thats not what Ann suggested at all. she was talking about a BackUp routine.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 25, 2017 Feb 25, 2017

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Without being in front of the computer to see the situation for myself, the best explanation I can muster is operator error.

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Feb 25, 2017 Feb 25, 2017

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Right, but I'm trying to figure out what that operator error COULD be. How is saving the entire project not working? I save it frequently. There must be a different way that I'm supposed to be saving things, but I don't get it. Shouldn't saving the project save all the things INSIDE the project? Or is it just saving the name of the project? Because that's stupid.

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Feb 25, 2017 Feb 25, 2017

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The only thing I can think of is you started with a corrupt project.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 25, 2017 Feb 25, 2017

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The only way I know of to get an empty project is to either delete everything before saving, or close without saving.

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Enthusiast ,
Feb 25, 2017 Feb 25, 2017

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The only question I can ask here is if you are opening the same project that you saved, or if you are opening a blank project every time?

If you can enumerate the exact steps you take, preferably with screenshots, perhaps we can know what's going on.

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New Here ,
Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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I'm having the same problem with v. 22. It's happened twice, again just now. I'll create a new project, import my files into the timeline, do my color correcting and grading, then edit and add titles (my videos are very simple), and this time when I went to create an adjustment layer I noticed the project bin was empty except for the adjustment layer I'd just created. I've also saved many times, but even as I save I can see there's not project file in the project folder, no files, only the adjustment layer, which as memory serves me will also disappear the next time I open the project.

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