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  • HELP !! – Cannot reload .aep project file

  • Andy Stokes

    May 15, 2005 at 11:36 am

    Hi all,

    Was just working on a composition when my machine unexpectedly hung (blue screen). After restart I tried to open the .aep and recieved the following error :-

    After effects error : missing data in file

    Any ideas how I might recover all or part of the data from this file ? I saved it about 1 minute before the crash. It’s still 6.91mb. I’ve spent alot of time working on this project. Has anyone got any idea ???



  • Barend Onneweer

    May 15, 2005 at 11:51 am

    Sometimes it helps to import the corrupted file into a new empty project.

    Apart from that, there’s an Increment and Save function in AE 6.5. It seems like a good time to start using it.


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  • Andy Stokes

    May 15, 2005 at 12:18 pm

    Thanks Bar3nd, but importing didn’t work either… Also, I usually always increment save, just not recent enough this time !!

    I’m so annoyed as there was alot of new expression setups I had been experimenting with. I’m hoping there might be some way of even opening the .aep in a text editor or something and recover part of the file at least…. although guess i’m dreaming… I need a beer now…



  • thomas mcmurry

    May 16, 2005 at 6:20 am

    just wondering, are you running Tiger? (if so, Clean Install, Upgrade, ?)

    I have the same problem with a big project and get that error too. I resorted to starting from scratch due to a time crunch.

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