I've been working within this project for weeks. I finished up a day of edits on Friday, and then I just opened up the project again today. The project is there but the whole day of work from Friday is gone. It says that the last time the project was worked on was Thursday at around 7pm which is when I finished work on that day. But where is all my work from Friday?! I save constantly and I have the computer do a backup every night. I did a LOT of editing on Friday and this is a job with a tight deadline-I really can't lose a day. Please tell me someone has a miracle solution to this?!
Have you checked the autosave folder?
Also sometimes I find that right-clicking on Premiere's icon in the taskbar (Windows 10 here) to be useful: it shows the latest projects that I opened, and also hovering over the names shows the project's path as a tooltip
Yep checked everywhere. The whole day is missing. The last autosaves it goes back to are from the previous day.
Did you back it up?
If so, make a copy of the backup and open that.
If you didn't back it up, I know it won't help you now, but you may want to check out Schofield's Second Law:
Yep, my computer has a backup system that backs up everything during the night, every night.
Yes I follow all the rules in that article pretty religiously.
can you explain what you mean by doing a backup every night? and of course it might help if
you tell us your system specs: OS version, Premiere version, amount of RAM, Hardware specs including graphics card and source properties and sequence settings
Data don´t just disappear if it indeed has been saved in Premiere Pro and you seem to go the safe way with daily backups and that´s really good. So it seems that there must be someting else that causes this.
One common mistake that all do, including myself, is to by mistake close a Timeline without even noticing it. The result is that the next time the project is opened a whole Timeline is mysteriously "gone". The fact is thankfully that the Timeline is still there, one just have to find it in the Project panel and double click on it to open it again.
Maybe that´s your issue here? Here are the icons to look for:
Another scenario: He opened the project from the backup, worked all day, closed Premiere, and overwrite it with the one from the main directory. That's why I would right-click Premiere Pro's icon in the taskbar and see which file I opened recently and where it's located.
That my friend, is actually the best explanation that I've come across. Although I'm very vigilant, this would explain why a whole day specifically goes missing. I was ready to ditch Adobe for good but you just brought me back from the brink. I actually hope this is the answer, because then I don't have to be on the phone to Adobe for 2 hours.
I wish the problem was as simple as this 🙂 thanks for trying to offer up an explanation though.