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  • Please help – lost projects !

     Michael Reed updated 1 month, 1 week ago 3 Members · 4 Posts
  • Michael Reed

    August 10, 2021 at 9:01 am

    I use the newest version of Resolve 17.2.2 Build 4. (updated as at yesterday 9 August 2021 from 17.2.1) on the Windows 10 platform.

    Suddenly a number of my projects have disappeared! Including one I did last night

    My resolve project backups normally live here:

    C:\YouTube-Videos\Resolve Project Backups

    I also have a backup of these same path on D:

    Looking at either directory – there are folders e.g. 807465ed-73fa-43fa-b319-4cd668175716

    but inside the folder is empty.

    PLEASE help I’m panicking here.

    I am also wondering whether this happened when I did (or as a result of) the Resolve update… I’m unsure.

    In any event I’d be grateful for assistance.

  • Jon Zanone

    August 10, 2021 at 11:37 am

    I’ve had this happen more than once, and I’m beginning to think this is a bug.

    Once DaVinci has opened, right-click on the project folder and look for something like ‘restore back up’ (it’s 0530, and I’ve barely made it through my first cup of coffee…). It should be fairly obvious from there. That should get you up and running.

    I’ve had a project disappear after a 10 month hiatus, and more recently when I hadn’t started up my editor for a couple of months. I lost 3 projects in varying stages of incompleteness. I’m curious if upgrading is the cause. Like you, digging into the project folder just created panic. Once I restored the projects though, everything was there.

    Good luck!

  • Glenn Sakatch

    August 13, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Hence the common practice of backing up your database before upgrading.

  • Michael Reed

    August 14, 2021 at 2:35 am

    Cheers all

    Restore project archive doesn’t work – it cant find any to restore.

    I did try “recuva” but it only restored 1/3 of the files it found and none of those was a drp file Weird.

    I DID find my folder which (having unhidden files) appears to have db files in it (when navigating via explorer) but these do NOT show up in resolve.

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