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Why Can't I Rename a Sequence?

Participant ,
Sep 28, 2011 Sep 28, 2011

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Ok, so I'm in the project panel, right?  Minding my own buiz and doing what I do.  I want to rename a sequence that I've instinctively named "fat chick" because, well, uh, she was a bit heavy (and in a bikini).  Well, now I need to show the "fat chick" that's paying me what her sequence looks like.  So I want to change "fat chick" to "cute lady" so she's happy.  But guess what?  I can right-click and hit rename, but I never get further than that.  I can't rename it.  So I had to show her the sequence and hope she'd only see the video, not the name of the sequence. 

What's weird is I can rename a whole bunch of other sequences, but the other half of the time I can't.  Oh, I can rename it if it's sitting in the timeline of another sequence... but it only changes it there in the timeline.  (I've posted on this before I realize this is a limitation in Premiere).  But this is different.  I want to rename sequences from the project panel but can't.

Now she's all mad at me and threatening a lawsuit becaue I hurt her feelings, yada, yada.  It's a disaster... all this because I couldn't change the sequence name.

Ok, so the story's made up, but the renaming problem is true.  Is this a bug?  How can I rename sequences when they don't want to be renamed and are perfectly satisfied with the first name I gave them?

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New Here , Jul 04, 2014 Jul 04, 2014

I figured it out. You cannot change the name in the Sequence panel, you can only change it in the Project Panel that holds all your files. Go to the sequence name in the project panel that you want to change and then right click and change the name. I had been trying to rename via the Sequence Panel. Screenshot 2014-07-04 15.59.33.png

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New Here ,
Aug 28, 2017 Aug 28, 2017

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Thnaks to you

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New Here ,
Aug 26, 2016 Aug 26, 2016

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Hilarious scenario!!!.... I have to say I did think you were an idiot there for a secod since you can start a new sequence, copy and past the timeline into it, and delete the offensive title if you REALLY had "Fat Chick" as a client. Thanks for making me laugh while I was pissed off and frustrated with having this issue. You rock!

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New Here ,
Dec 04, 2016 Dec 04, 2016

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So not sure if this is still a problem for anyone on here but if you need a quick fix, you can right click on the sequence name in the time line, and then go to "reveal sequence in project". There you can just left click and rename like you would usually. Hope this helps if anyone still needs it!

-MS

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New Here ,
May 30, 2017 May 30, 2017

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Thanx

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New Here ,
Oct 10, 2018 Oct 10, 2018

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TRY THIS! I actually changed my Project Panel's mode from "List View" to "Icon View" and this seems to have fixed the issue.

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New Here ,
Dec 04, 2018 Dec 04, 2018

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Thanks for that, was struggling for a while.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 14, 2019 Feb 14, 2019

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Ha, the renaming bug happened to me last night. Widening the column didn't fix the issue - was able to solve by going to Preferences > General and changing the Bin Preference: Double-Click to "Open In Place." If anyone out there is having trouble, maybe try toggling those options around.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 22, 2019 Apr 22, 2019

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This bug just hit me today and was driving me bats.

Thanks, editville big time for the workaround!

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New Here ,
Jul 12, 2019 Jul 12, 2019

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You can change the Icon view like in the Pic Press  where is  " C"  AND after this rename the sequence I try it and its work  icon_view.jpg

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New Here ,
Jul 12, 2019 Jul 12, 2019

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Also you can Change the Workspace, chose another Work space , or the Default one ,   it will solve the Issue

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 18, 2019 Nov 18, 2019

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Agreed, this happens to me all the time, and switching layouts and going back seems to reset things and all is good again.Adobe_Premiere_Pro_QKHRaKvPCF.jpg

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New Here ,
Mar 25, 2020 Mar 25, 2020

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None of solutions mentioned above did not helped...
Resaving the project under another name, closing the Premiere and opening it again with that new save solved the problem for me ...

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New Here ,
Jul 24, 2020 Jul 24, 2020

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This is happneing to me now in 2020. Why nearly a decade later is this still happening? FIX your software ADOBE, you're ridiculous.

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Explorer ,
Jun 28, 2021 Jun 28, 2021

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I have been having problems renaming sequences lately... It seems like maybe trashing preferences would help but the easy work around I found is to change the workspace look to a different preset, and then change it back to the one you want to work in and voila! you can rename a sqeunce in the project panel again.

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