Where did my timeline/sequence go?! Please help!

Explorer ,
Feb 15, 2015 Feb 15, 2015

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I've spent around 15-20 hours on a project. when I was about 5 minutes from finishing, I maximized the timeline panel as shown in the 1st picture below. While trying to click "Restore Panel Group Size" I hit this spacebar, or some hotkey, or accidentally hit "close panel group". When I reopened the timeline panel, all my hours of hard work were instantly gone. How do I recover my sequence on the timeline? If you can fix this problem for me, I will send you $20 through paypal.

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 16, 2015 Feb 16, 2015
Look for these or try search:

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Valorous Hero ,
Feb 15, 2015 Feb 15, 2015

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nothing should be lost unless you did something and saved the project when you closed the program. if you just closed the sequence from the timeline window, the sequence should still be in your project bins. just have to double click it to open it back into the timeline. is the sequence not in your bins?

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Explorer ,
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Valorous Hero ,
Feb 15, 2015 Feb 15, 2015

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you might have an auto-save that you could recover from. file>project settings> scratch disks.  see where its saving your auto-saves and try opening one of those dated before this happened.

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Explorer ,
Feb 15, 2015 Feb 15, 2015

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This has happened before, and that's what I've done. But each time I lose about an hour of work, I want to solve this problem this time, for future convenience. Thanks for trying to help though. That's what the other people online said. Maybe I'm not looking in the right place, but I'm looking everywhere in the project panel, and not finding my sequence.

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Valorous Hero ,
Feb 15, 2015 Feb 15, 2015

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there are lots of strange things happening with premiere that folks posting here... i haven't seen this exact problem before. you can change the auto-save settings in the preferences, to something like every 5 minutes, and even put some obscene number like 1,000 copies. if thats what it takes to get this working... also good idea to keep a copy of the project in another location, like another hdd. just do this manually each time you close the program.

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Feb 16, 2015 Feb 16, 2015

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Look for these or try search:

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Explorer ,
Sep 08, 2015 Sep 08, 2015

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thank you that was very helpful!

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New Here ,
Mar 09, 2018 Mar 09, 2018

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THANKS YOU SAVED MY LIFE

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New Here ,
Dec 19, 2019 Dec 19, 2019

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oh my good! THANK YOU SO MUCH! 

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New Here ,
May 15, 2020 May 15, 2020

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Had the same problem, and YOU SOLVED IT! Saved my life, thank you very much. 

Best regards,
Rick

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LEGEND ,
Feb 15, 2015 Feb 15, 2015

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Type the name of the Sequence in the Search Box in the Project Panel.

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Explorer ,
Sep 08, 2015 Sep 08, 2015

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Thank you so much!

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New Here ,
Dec 09, 2015 Dec 09, 2015

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omg thank you SO much... you just saved me having to re-do 2 days worth of work I'm not even being paid for... - I was crying with fear/sadness and now it's with relief!! - THANK YOU!!

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New Here ,
Jun 23, 2018 Jun 23, 2018

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Thanks for this. Bacon saved.

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New Here ,
Aug 06, 2015 Aug 06, 2015

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HI!

THIS JUST HAPPENED TO ME!  DID YOU EVER FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET YOUR SEQUENCE BACK!?

I am hoping it is not lost forever and I don't have to start again but am super fearful I do...What the heck!? Same exact thing, sequence suddenly gone! Screen black!

help!!

thanks
Cara

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Contributor ,
Aug 06, 2015 Aug 06, 2015

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Dear All,

Go to the "undo" menu and undo the last action?? -- and learn to save often, especially during large blocks of work -- I do that and it has saved my bacon many times!  Why only save at the end of the project, or set you auto save preferences to more frequent save periods.

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Explorer ,
Sep 08, 2015 Sep 08, 2015

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Yes, I figured it out with their help! My sequence was hidden in the project tab, in one of the many folders containing all my shots and stills. It was among all the shots, and I just right clicked it to re open it.

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New Here ,
Jan 16, 2018 Jan 16, 2018

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Yes! I just found it too! I noticed that one of my jpg images had the movie icon and when I double clicked that was the time line.  It seems that's the bug.  I never put it there... I just exit the project.

Thank you!

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New Here ,
Jan 28, 2018 Jan 28, 2018

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Beyond grateful for this post! i had a project I have been working on for months and suddenly there was no sequence. turns out it was hidden in the project bin like others have said! Honeslty I thought I lost everything thankyou so much!!!!

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New Here ,
Feb 21, 2018 Feb 21, 2018

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Thank you so much

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New Here ,
Apr 30, 2018 Apr 30, 2018

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thanks!!

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Aug 14, 2019 Aug 14, 2019

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Thank you! you saved my life

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 19, 2019 Nov 19, 2019

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So what if theres no sequence file? Ive tried everything even my autosave files wont bring back the sequence? Theres no sequence file in the project bins on any of them. I defenetly did work and done manual saves even done the "Render effects in to Out " on the sequence. Is my project salvagable or am i going to have to start again?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 19, 2019 Dec 19, 2019

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If there are no sequences in your project then you have to start over.

Are your other assets still present?

Render effects in to out is of no importance for having a sequence or not in your project.

Did you do a search?

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