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Restore Previous Version of File

Basically, I had a video file which I tried to import into After Effects, but the file was obviously too large and resulted in After Effects crashing, as a result of this, my video file became corrupted. It will now no longer play properly (not allowing me to fast forward), and will stop after 1 minute of play (when the video was actually 10 minutes of length), it has also reduced the file size from 700mb to 100mb.

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Not much hope

I know some Adobe products can create a folder to save the original while editing but it would depend in the software you were using to have this feature. Some create a temporary file and forget to delete it but that's not reliable. I guess the lesson is to do this yourself and copy the file to another folder to work on it. What I'll do is use "save as" and add some alpha/numeric character at the end of each filename. It's probably best that you take control of this yourself.

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I agree, and in addition

what you mention as "Restoring previous version" is most likely to mean, restore software to a previous version after an update. Personal files would not have this option.

But even then, I don't see that option in my Windows 7. What I mean is, if I update an application and don't like it, I don't see any option to return it to a previous state, other than a System Restore. In fact the only thing I see is with drivers in the Device Manager where we have the option to "Roll Back" to a previous driver.

I might be wrong, and would be happy to be proved so.

As Steven says, I would always work on a copy of a file like that, rather than risk the original. And of course t is a shame you have no backup copies anyway.

Finally, even in XP, if you used System Restore to return to a previous date and time, personal files should not be deleted, especially if they are stored in any of the My Documents sub-folders. But that is never assured and that's why backing up is so important.

Mark

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