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jscottk
After Effects error: test for root allowed on directory only?
on Mar 2, 2007 at 5:17:49 pm

Hello, first thank you for to anyone that has an answer to this.

When I go to open up backed up AE projects I am getting this error.

After Effects error: test for root allowed on directory only. (3 :: 42 )

The projects are from back ups copied off of a Mac server
The projects that give the error are both from windows and macs
They have generally also included AE projects that have been imported into larger projects

Any ideas?



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morebo
Re: After Effects error: test for root allowed on directory only?
on Mar 3, 2007 at 10:15:12 pm

Instead of opening the projects, try to import them as you normally would do with footage.

morebo



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jscottk
Re: After Effects error: test for root allowed on directory only?
on Mar 5, 2007 at 3:41:17 pm

Same error
But Thank You for the suggestion.
I will only assume that this is a real stumper of question, due to the very limited responses.

Methods that have worked
Hitting the return key (hundreds of times)

Methods we have tried that do not work
Rebuilding/Collecting the project and moving all of the elements to a central element folder
Removing unused footage
Removing large photoshop files and reconnecting after opening.

All of those still left us with the same error



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jscottk
Re: After Effects error: test for root allowed on directory only?
on Mar 19, 2007 at 8:02:41 pm

Just in case anyone has the same problem I thought that it would be a good thing to post the answer.
It came from the proxies. We had a 1/2 size proxy to allow us to animate faster, but in the long run after finding our animators not using the proxy, we eliminated it. But the result was that in older projects it produced the error of "test for root allowed on directory only" and you had to click the return key for each layer. The solution was once the project opened you set all the proxies to none, re-saved and problem solved. Sure this is boring tech stuff, not as exciting as making fire from a solid but..if you run into this problem, you'll be glad for this solution.



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Christopher Hill
Re: After Effects error: test for root allowed on directory only?
on Dec 21, 2009 at 6:00:56 pm

I for one am glad that you came back and posted. Thanks, this saved me countless hours of frustration.


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