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  • File frustration

    Posted by Bruce Quayle on July 13, 2008 at 12:28 am

    Hi guys,
    I have the following warning appearing every time I open my latest project in Vegas Pro8 (using windows Vista):

    *Warning: An error occurred while saving project file 000016c.autosave.veg
    Some streams in the media file could not be opened.*

    Then the *Details* box lists the following information:

    *A nested project source media file was not found (C:\Users\Jeannie Q\AppData\Local\Sony\Vegas Pro\8.0\00000002.restored.veg)*

    Now, I think that I deleted that particular file sometime back and I guess the program is looking for it for some reason. I’m trying to get rid of the program’s need to do so. Have tried many different things including changing the project name (save as), but no luck – it just changes the file name in the warning. Can anyone please help?
    Many thanks,

    Dennis Houghton replied 8 years, 6 months ago 5 Members · 7 Replies
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  • John Rofrano

    July 13, 2008 at 4:17 am

    Hi Bruce,

    This is rather simple to fix once you know what to look for. What has happened is that a nested project still has the deleted file listed in it’s media pool even though it is not on the timeline. All you have to do is clean the media pools.

    What you need to do is determine which nested project has the missing file. If you don’t know just right-click each nested project in turn and select Edit Source Project. Then in that project switch to the Project Media tab and press the Remove All Unused Media From Project button (it’s the lightning bolt icon) and then Save the project (this is very important).

    This procedure will clean all of the media pools in the nested projects and stop the error message.


  • Bruce Quayle

    July 21, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Thanks John! As you said…it’s simple when you know how.
    Appreciate your time and knowledge.

  • John Rofrano

    July 21, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Bruce, You are very welcome. Glad I could help.


  • John Mackay

    February 16, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    After having read the post I understand what you need to do, but where do find the nested projects

  • Damian Cashman

    March 19, 2011 at 1:21 pm


    I am having the same problem with file frusration
    where do i find the nested projects and how do i fix em


  • Bruce Quayle

    March 21, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Hi John and Damian,
    You have to understand “nested projects” first…and perhaps I’ll start there:
    If you have created an animated logo (for example) that requires multiple events and effects, and you wish to use this logo in multiple commercials that you are producing for a client, you could save this animated logo as a veg file and then import that veg file onto each commercial as you edit it – thus saving you the trouble of re-creating the logo each time.
    Now lets get to the next issue:
    Any nested projects should be listed in the location you normally file your veg files. It is simply a “mini project” for lack of a better term. Once you have found it, solving the issue is easy – just read John Rofrano’s very clear explanation above.


  • Dennis Houghton

    December 22, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    That is all great info, but if you do this procedure while still editing a project everything you have not used so far is deleted. How do you find, isolate and delete just that file? This thing is driving my warp speed computer into a turtle with no legs!

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