Help! "The Project Appears to be Damaged" error message

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Jim Gunn, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. Jim Gunn

    Jim Gunn Guest

    Help! "The Project Appears to be Damaged" error message

    I have been working on a full length movie with credits, transitions
    and music for weeks and I finally finished yesterday. When I went to
    load the project file into Premiere Pro yesterday to do a few moore
    tweaks it gave me a "The Project Appears to be Damaged" error message.
    I only have a much older (much less complete) alternate project file,
    which does still load.

    I tried connecting the external hard drive the clips and the project
    files on are to another Win XP computer that has Premiere Pro and it
    gives me the same error. I still have all the titles that were created
    between the old version and the new, but re-editing all the
    transitions and sound and music will be hours of more work.

    I believe that I have eliminated the obvious things that are likely
    potential cuplrits. For example, other projects load fine on either
    system, and I checked for viruses and my two computers seem to be
    working fine otherwise. The only other thing I can think of was that I
    installed a pc card firewire hub into my my Win XP notebook that I
    often edit on to try and send the signal to my mini-Dv camera and on
    to my 13" tv. But I took that out of the slot when that experiment was
    over and still the same problem.

    Has anyone experienced this before? Is there any hope of me recovering
    the more complete project file?
    Jim Gunn, Jul 29, 2004
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    deco_time Guest

    I don'tknow about Premier pro, but vegas, and most professional program
    (AutoCad comes to mind), creates backup file just in case horrible
    things like this happens. Usually they have the same file name but a
    ..BAK extension, all you have then to do is to rename with the proper
    extension. If you don't have backup file, look if there is not a
    preference that could be turned on, of course that would only be for
    future project and wouldn't help for this one.
    deco_time, Jul 30, 2004
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