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  • “After Effects cannot open files in the “After Effects Project” format.”

  • Ze’ev Gilad

    February 17, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Lately I’ve been getting this annoying popup when trying to open an .aep from Finder:


    The only way to open the project is “File>Open…” from within Ae.

    Anyone else have this? Is there a fix?

  • Chris Voelz

    February 17, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    Did your file associations get messed up? Right click > info, is AE set as the program to “Open With”?

  • Ze’ev Gilad

    February 17, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    Yes, it’s not that. Even dragging the aep on to the Ae icon doesn’t work.

  • Ze’ev Gilad

    February 17, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    SOLVED!

    System Preferences > Security > Full Disk Access > Enable After Effects.

    Also check Files & Folders for good measure.

  • Ze’ev Gilad

    July 22, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    For some reason, this no longer works.

    Does anyone have any other ideas??

    Driving me nuts.

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