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Jason Mettler
Opening AE Files Associated w/Various CC versions
on Jul 12, 2017 at 1:33:26 pm

Hey everyone,
I hope I can ask this clearly enough. Is there a way in Windows to associate AE CC2015 aep files with AE15 and AE CC2017 aep files with AE17 in windows? I set the association to 2015, let's say, and then any file made in 17 says, "this was created in a newer version...". So, then I change the association to AE17 but then the 2015 files open in 17 and after saving, are no longer backwards compatible.

The problem for me is that the icons for AE and PrPro look identical for each version and you can't tell the difference. It's a pain to have to right-click and choose open with... every time. And, additionally, windows doesn't always listen to what you choose and tries to open the aep in the wrong version anyway.

Is there a way to make sure that, for AE and PrPro, any project file opens up in the correct version every time?


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