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Rikki Blow
any strategies for recovering a lost project?
on Jun 27, 2016 at 3:47:31 pm

i've been working on a film of a lecture - 2 camera, 3 audios - and was very nearly finished.
then, the hard disc that everything was on bailed out with a power outage.
FCPX gave me a warning to quit or i meet lose data, so i quitted.
after a restart etc, the disc appears to be fine, but on loading the library, NO PROJECTS appear, even though all the data is there.
opening the library bundle i can see folders for 'EDIT' which was the nearly finished project, and for a couple of earlier snapshots i'd made.
in the 'edit' folder is a currentversion.fcpevent which shows the time around when the disc failure occured.

i'm hopeful there's some clever way to recover the project as it was several hours work and nearly finished. not a tough edit at all, but the lecture was two and a half hours long, so there's no quick way to recreate the edits and audio level changes needed without going through the whole thing again.

any suggestions? (have attached screenshot of opened library)
[FCP10.2.3 on OSX 10.10.5]



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Jeremy Garchow
Re: any strategies for recovering a lost project?
on Jun 27, 2016 at 4:22:41 pm

Have you tried opening a backup?

File > Open Library > From Backup...

This should give you a list of time stamps to choose from.


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Rikki Blow
Re: any strategies for recovering a lost project?
on Jun 27, 2016 at 8:19:25 pm

well, THANK YOU.

i thought i was a reasonably expert user, but have neither ever needed 'open from backup' before, nor, therefore, come across it.

very simple fix and now that i know, blindingly obvious.

sorry for appearing so newb, and thanks for taking the time to respond. i love this forum.


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Charlie Austin
Re: any strategies for recovering a lost project?
on Jun 27, 2016 at 6:35:55 pm

[Rikki Blow] "any suggestions?"

Make a copy of the Library in the Finder. Open the Library package and delete the _Sync_ file. Open the Library and see if that helps...

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Darren Roark
Re: any strategies for recovering a lost project?
on Jun 27, 2016 at 6:55:19 pm

also in the duplicated copy of the library you can search for 'flexo' and delete the flexolibrary. That can become corrupt.


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