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Chombo 08-31-2009 09:35 AM

Session File Blank
Hi, so i have been working really hard on a short film with my friend for a few weeks and protools has completely screwed me over. i had all my dialog editing and half way through all my sfx editing and i got an error, so i closed and restarted and there is absolutely nothing in my session file, completely blank, except all the tracks, mutes, levels are how i left them but no regions at all...WTF??

i didnt copy the error down because i didnt think it was significant but this is how it happened: i was pasting an SFX in and the video froze, so i scrolled around to determine if i had to restart and waited a few minutes. yep, video was frozen, but everything else was fine, so i went to close session, and then a box came up and said something like "there are still incomplete tasks" or something like that "do you still want to close?" i hit yes, then a random error came up and wouldnt let me close it,

i thought that was ok since it wasnt long since i last saved ill just ctrl + alt + delete out. bad move, no regions anymore in my session. after weeks of work :(.

my question, is there any known way at all i can retrieve my work from temporary files, or from any saves before the last save i did. (i know you can do that in some word processing programs with auto saves or something)

oh and im on WIN XP, SP2. using M-Powered 7.4

Chombo 08-31-2009 09:42 AM

Re: Session File Blank
Now im getting DAE Error -6006 :(

Ok, dae error -6006 is gone after restarting computer, the session file is still 270kb, which is around the same as before it got messed up...any way to reimport all the regions as it last was?


i tried loading the session file up with my mbox micro on my mac book, same deal. everything is normal except no regions at all anywhere... :(


Ok, so i found that there is a session backups folder in the protools session folder, phew, that helped me quite a bit, although the latest one still isnt near where i left off... however i still have all my dialog edits which took me weeks to do.
and the file ".bak.03.ptf" is the most complete, where .bak.048.ptf is from the middle of my session which strikes me as bizarre. shouldnt the last backup save be the most recent work?

anyone know why this might have happened?

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