Camtasia 8, can't open file

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over 20 days I spent for 2D animation but right now result :

Help me please. I tried a lot by feedback.techsmith but couldn't work :(
I am waiting for help.
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Can't read your image to say what the error is.
Please make the image bigger and also write the error in your subject line which will help us help you.
Could you also advise what file you are trying to open and where the file was originally created like from a camera or via camtasia 8 or a download from somewhere.

It's also worth checking if your  computer  has enough space on the working hard drive.

More information will help.

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the dialog probably says something like ...

the project file cannot be opened
make sure it is a valid .camproj file
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do you have a backup copy of the file?
do you have a zipped version of the project?
is the project file located on a network drive?
when was the last time you could open the project file?
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Hi Kayakman, you're the expert here  so I'm guessing you would know the answer.
Cheers.
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https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/camtasia-8-cant-open-file Hi. can you see this now better? 


There writes Camtasia 8 the project file cannot be opened, make sure the selected file is a valid.compoj file

File was created by PNGs only, I didn't load any video. As I said I make 2D animations. And yes I have about 730 GB space. I have copied file after happened this but expect that no there is no any backup copy. No I did not locate in Network it is on my computer file. Last yesterday I could open but I don't know, yesterday Camtasia was behaving different like always slowing and saying stopped to work. Well sometimes it says stopped work but when then I open again studio it asks me and I say recover then it is ok.
I hope I could explain myself please you guys help me I dont want to lost my all works :(
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kayakman covers some great advice.
One that came to me is I wonder if your program may be corrupt.
This may require a repair program from Techsmith but I know for sure in  later versions in the control panel when you select to remove the  program there is another option to repair the program.
I would start with kayakman suggestions first however.
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do you have a backup copy of the file?
do you have a zipped version of the project?
is the project file located on a network drive?
when was the last time you could open the project file?
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if your project media files are all images [PNGs], that might help

can you generally describe what editing you did [cropping, adding callouts, objects from Library, etc]?

it might be faster/easier to remake the project from scratch; your media files should still all be where you had them saved

how large [bytes] is the .camproj file?

can you zip the .camproj and upload it to screencast.com, and give a link to download it?

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Of course. Basically do this in Camtasia 8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1p9hhH_TZQ

I edit objects from clip bin, give them move. It is 7.72 MB
How can I zip? I don't know it.
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thanks for youtube video; I now see exactly what you're doing

to zip the .camproj, right click on it in Explorer, select send to/compressed [zipped] folder

upload that zip to TechSmith's screencast.com [you can create a free account]

once uploaded, share a link to the zip file here in this thread
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thanks; have your file; will look at it
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examined the project file with a text editor; you've made a lot of edits; file is 110,000 lines long

the file is corrupt; if you look at the end of the file, it is cut off; all lines must end in ">"

but your last line doesn't ...



and some more lines seem to be missing

you will need to start over


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Wait what is that joke? Can't I do this with ">"s? Pleaseee i spent thousand hours for this.
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Tell me somethings kayakman please what should I do it is hard to do these
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there are many required lines missing

however, I patched what you sent, and it should open for you

https://www.screencast.com/t/7mnmlAyVGB

download, extract [another right click option], try to open in Camtasia Studio 8

I tested and it tries to load, but can't find any of the media files [expected]

try and advise if it opens for you
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Kayakman do you have any social media that you can arrive me? Rlly I need somethings to tell you, more than thanks.
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were you able to open the file?
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Yes but all things didnt come. How can I take all things again? Can u tell me better. With this > ?
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your project was corrupted because the end of the file was cut off [missing]; it looked like the missing stuff included information on callouts

the only thing you can do at this point is to re-add the missing stuff back into the partial project that has now opened for you; ; so you will have to do that work again; be sure and save the project often; save with different version  numbers as you save after edits in case you get another corruption; then you can go back to the most recent version and continue
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Thank you so much again. You saved my life :D I don't know how to thank. I thought everything was ended but no <3
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very glad I could help

hope you are able to successfully complete your project
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