Premiere Pro Freezes Opening project unless I duplicate file

Community Beginner ,
Dec 15, 2020 Dec 15, 2020

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Going nuts here.  Working on a documentary, have a large project file.  

When I try to open the project, premiere freezes up about 3/4 of the way through.  Even if the media is offline.

I can create a new project and import the old project into it and its fine...until I quit premiere and try to open it again.

I have also discovered that I can just duplicate the project and give it a new name, and it will open fine the first time but then again, if I quit premiere and try to reopen it - total freeze.

 

Driving me nuts.  Anyone else had this or find a workaround other than cloning the project file everytime I open it?

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New Here ,
Dec 15, 2020 Dec 15, 2020

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Hi there!

 

Before we can determine the problem holding you back (which sounds annoying!), I'd like to ask you to give us a detailed overview of your set-up. What OS are you on, with which, CPU, GPU, how much RAM is installed, the version of Premiere you're using, that kind of stuff. 

 

Thanks!

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New Here ,
Dec 16, 2020 Dec 16, 2020

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I am having a very similar issue. 

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 20, 2020 Dec 20, 2020

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Okay, turns out none of my solutions work consistently.  
Sometimes my project will open, most often it will not.  Super annoying.

 

Mac 10.15.7 / 2.6 Ghz 6-Core Intel core i7

32 gb RAM

4GB Radeo Pro 560x

Premiere 14.7.0

Project file won't open consistently even if drives are unattached.  


I have:

1) trashed preferences

2) downgraded PP

3) cleared media cache

4) removed all plugins

5) Started a new project, then imported old one.  Sometimes will import and work, sometimes not.  If it does, the new project file has the exact same problem as the old one.

Duplicating the file and renaming has worked a few times, as has opening another project first.  Neither consistently.  

 

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New Here ,
Feb 05, 2021 Feb 05, 2021

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I'm also having this exact same issue. Opening the Untitled project seems to be working for me (for now). Before that, I was importing the project into a new project each time.

 

I'm editing on a MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)

2.4 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9

64 GB 2667 MHz DDR4

AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 GB

Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

 

Premiere Pro 14.8

 

Has a fix been made for this problem yet? I was on an older Mac last year and switched this January to this new one and just started having this problem a week or two ago.

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New Here ,
Dec 16, 2020 Dec 16, 2020

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Ciao, sto riscontrando il tuo stesso problema a differenza che, se apro un nuovo progetto per poi importare quello su cui ho gia iniziato a lavorare, Premiere non riesce a caricarlo e tutto si blocca nuovamente. sono più di 2 settimane che non trovo soluzione. ho provato di tutto.

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Explorer ,
Dec 16, 2020 Dec 16, 2020

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I ran into this as well.  My solve is to open an "untitled" (new project) that I have just saved to my desktop.  Open then first.  Then while that untitled project is open...double click on your project you want to open.  It seems that if PP is opened already with another project it lets you open the project you are wanting to work on.  Then once my project is open I go to the "untitled project" tab and I close that project.  Many people don't know that you can have multiple projects open at the same time.  Does this make sense?  Works for me every time now, and I don't have to duplicate projects, or rename...or import or any of those hassles.

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Explorer ,
Dec 16, 2020 Dec 16, 2020

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Open the "untitled project" first.  THEN (while that is still open in PP) open the project you want to work on.  It get's PP open and working first...then it seems to open the project I want with out freezing it during the opening process.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 16, 2020 Dec 16, 2020

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YES!  I just stumbled across this solution last night as well, literally the exact same steps - untitled project on desktop, open that, and then try opening my project and it loads without an issue.  

 

Outside of that I have:

1) trashed preferences

2) downgraded PP

3) cleared media cache

4) removed all plugins

5) Started a new project, imported old one.  Sometimes work, but then never opens again.

 

This is crazy annoying, please look into is Adobe!

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Explorer ,
Dec 16, 2020 Dec 16, 2020

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TOTALLY ANNOYING.  But at least a simple solve to opening everytime.  I hope Adobe fixes this issue soon.  It's been across multiple updates.  

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Engaged ,
Dec 16, 2020 Dec 16, 2020

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I've been having this problem for a month or so.

Sometimes trashing prefs helps, sometimes it doesn't.

Sometimes the trick of opening a new project works, sometimes not. Importing into a new project can work, but not always.

Restarting helps... sometimes.

Usually (but not always) opening an auto backup works, (not the most recent one). 

The latest beta seems to work, but the last one didn't.

Well, you get the idea. All in all, I'm finding the app unreliable. I'm starting to teach myself how to use DaVinci Resolve :~{

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New Here ,
Jul 30, 2021 Jul 30, 2021

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Ok so I'm not the only one with this problem.

 

I've been creating new projects and importing. It doesn't work all the time but after a bunch of tries, it eventually works. Super annoying having to spend hours to just open a project.

 

Initially I thought it was Red Giant but after doing some tests and disabling red giant, it doesn't seem to be the case.

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Explorer ,
Jan 11, 2022 Jan 11, 2022

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Same exact problem. Brand new M1 Pro Macbook. Have been a windows user for years and never ran into this. Now every time I try to open a saved project premiere freezes up. The open empty project then open saved project seems to be a workable fix but seriously? This problem has been around for this long and there isn't a real fix? WOW...Adobe never ceases to amaze me. Ridiculous. Thank you to the people for finding the janky solotuion since adobe would rather be working on useless AI features I'll use once than provide workable, non-embarassing tools.

 

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New Here ,
Jun 17, 2022 Jun 17, 2022

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workaround not working in 2022.4

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New Here ,
Apr 21, 2022 Apr 21, 2022

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Try closing all your timeline windows before saving. It seems like Premiere freezes up while trying to load up any open sequences.

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New Here ,
Jun 17, 2022 Jun 17, 2022

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So still happening two years later 😞

Who do we sue for lost revenue?

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New Here ,
Jun 17, 2022 Jun 17, 2022

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Im being serious it feels like not suitable for puropse suit or something similar im in if anyone wants a class action lawsuit.

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New Here ,
Jun 17, 2022 Jun 17, 2022

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I think i solved it. It seems to be a multimonitor workspace issue. Reverting to default single screen workspace lets all projects open smoothly. Entire lost day 😞

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 18, 2022 Jun 18, 2022

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happened to me once: Corrupted mogrt.

It can also be a corrupted video file

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