Premiere wont open project

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Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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I was working on a project that is located on a local NAS.

Suddenly the power went out.


I turned the computer back on, the server back on and tried to open the project.

It gets to 75% open then stalls and just sits there for what seems like an infinite amount of time. (so far ranging up to 45 mins, when i eventually cancelled and tried other approaches).

I have cleared cache, reset preferences, and tried importing the project into a brand new one. None of which have worked.

I have also tried openning a saved version of the same project that was a little older (ie before the power outage) in case there was another issue. But that still does not open.


The project itself is big (114mb) but other large projects are opening and obviously smaller ones are as well.

Any thoughts on how to get this to open? I have already lost 3 hours of work which i really needed, and cant afford to lose much more waiting for a project to open that may never do so.


Editing, Freeze or hang








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