Open Premiere Project in Older Version - Downgrade Project Version

Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 03, 2019 Oct 03, 2019

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Premiere Pro users sometimes want to open their project in an earlier version.

Here’s the quickest way to open your projects in an earlier version. Only 4 steps to revert the PP version.

 

This assumes you have 7-Zip installed. It’s free and awesome and why would anyone not have it! 🙂

 

Also, that you have a COPY of your project that you will be converting.

 

++++ Make a Copy of your project with a New Name in the same folder as the original ++++

 

     1) Right-Click the COPY of the project and from the 7-Zip menu select “Open Archive”

     2) In 7-Zip there is one file same name as the project – Right-Click the file and select EDIT*

     3) On the fourth line change the Version = “??” Change the number portion to “1” Save and Close

     4) 7-Zip will ask you if you want to update that file in the archive, Select <OK>

 

That’s it! When you open the project Premiere Pro will say it is from a Previous Version, and will give it a new name as usual.

 

*Of note, on step 2, the bigger your project the longer it takes to open.

 

Here’s a link to an online program which requires you to upload the file but will do the above for you.

 

joshcluderay.com/downgrade-premiere-project-converter

 

Of course you loose any new features of the later version you edited with.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 04, 2019 Oct 04, 2019

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I've tried this and it did allow me to load the timeline but it was unplayable.  This was a simple, cuts only project...  Somewhat useful, but better to control which version of premiere you're working in.  You can have cc2018 installed at the same time you have 2019 installed.

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Mar 07, 2021 Mar 07, 2021

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Hello for this case i did an video tutorial and i posted in YouTube with this link : https://youtu.be/H-pyi6i7gjU

Let me know if you found this video helpful on this topic.

In this video tutorial I'm explaining how to open new pp project to older versionIf you are facing with this error "this project was saved in a newer version...

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Mar 17, 2021 Mar 17, 2021

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THANK YOU!!!

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