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Old Project not opening but new project does.
Old Project not opening but new project does.
by Adam Berch on Mar 13, 2018 at 4:25:30 pm

I'm working with Davinci 14 Free

I've been working on a project for the past week, including this morning.

I went to open it up again, and when it gets to the screen where I can pick the project I'm working on, it crashes and does not open. It goes straight back to my desktop.

When I open it again and press New Project, it opens fine.

How can I get the project I'm working on to open again?

Thanks in advance


Re: Old Project not opening but new project does.
by Marc Wielage on Mar 14, 2018 at 2:31:03 am

Shot in the dark: what if you launch Resolve, stay in the Project Manager page, then right-click and export the bad project in question. This will create a DRP file you can temporarily keep on the desktop.

Now right-click within the Project Manager screen, choose import, and select that file. It's possible that the new imported file (which you should give a new name) may be able to work. If it doesn't, contact BMD Support and send the file to them and see if they can recover it.

I find it's always a good habit to save a backup of your current project just in case there's a problem. And keep it on an external drive outside your current project database. That way, even if the drive goes down, the project itself is covered.


Re: Old Project not opening but new project does.
by Michael Gissing on Mar 14, 2018 at 3:45:57 am

I've had the odd issue with older versions of a crash when opening a big project straight after opening the software. Try opening a small project or even a new one, then open the project you want. In other words it's not the first project you open after starting. That worked for me when it happened occasionally.


Re: Old Project not opening but new project does.
by Adam Berch on Mar 14, 2018 at 12:59:33 pm

Thank for the ideas.

I did manage to fix the problem.

I opened up Resolve and when I got to the project window, I right clicked on the one that wouldn't open and click on Read only.

The project opened, I saved it as another name, then deleted the one that wouldn't open. It works fine now.

Thanks







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