I'm angry at those ***********, cause my project was done and i was about to save it and then a ******* massage came on and i can't save it from beeing complete deleted! what the **** adobe?! ******* 15h of work and you don't have better things to do as to crash my project?! are you serious? damn i'm about to get in T-rex mode. I'm upset now!
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Moved to video lounge.
Softwares crash, it's a fact, and it happens to any software. That's why all of NLEs, and other programs as well, have an auto-save feature embedded, so you don't lose hours of work. If you set up your system right, you'll lose a few minutes in worst case. Also, that is why most editors have the habit of CRTL+S every few minutes.
So you worked for 15 hours, and you were "about to save it"? Check your autosave folder, your best bet is there.
and just to add to these answers, you can set the location of your autosaves in the project settings: scratch disk and the interval between autosaves in preferences. I set the autosave interval to 5 minutes. the autosaves are usually so fast I hardly notice it happening. And I strongly recommend that you keep your autosave folder on a different drive than the project file. This way, if a drive crashes, you still have the project...
Your project will have backups as Premiere creates backups in the background. They're usually in Auto-Save folder right next to your project file.
And, yes, software crashes. That's normal especially with Premiere or After Effects. These things happen. That's why I use Ctrl+S every now and then, just a second nature now after years of using adobe software 😉
I am so sorry you are experiencing difficulty. Have you found your Auto Save folder yet? Are there any backups there? Let me know.