After I tried to precompose several layers, I decided to bring back the layers in their original position. However, I found it tedious to copy and paste the layers to their original position. Is there a way to “deprecompose”? Undoing (ctrl+z) is not an option since I’ve saved and closed after effects.
The order you select your layers affects how they paste. If you click on the bottom layer, hold shift, then click on the top layer and then copy, the paste order will be different than when you click on the top layer, hold shift, and click on the bottom layer and then copy. Selecting bottom to top will reverse layer order. Select from top to bottom will not.