Camtasia 8 will not open ANY of my tscproj files

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When I try to open one of my tscproj files (using File>Open) absolutely nothing happens. If I double-click on the tscproj file directly I get a Camtasia popup window saying the file type isn't supported for importing into the clip bin. I'm on Windows 10 Enterprise. I need to get this fixed as I have a LOT of videos to edit and none of them will open.

I can open the tscproj files with a text editor but not sure what that helps.

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Ed Covney

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You can open it in Notepad. Rather than doing that every time you want to inspect its guts, temporarily add a ".txt" extension after tscproj. 
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How does that help? I need to open them in Camtasia so I can edit the videos. Maybe I'm missing something here.
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Rick Stone

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Perhaps try copying one of the files to a different location and try opening from the new location? Maybe create a folder such as C:\Projects\2018SalaryPlanning?

I suggest this because I note that you seem to be using a OneDrive folder? And maybe something about that is causing the grief?

Cheers... Rick :)
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I tried that, Rick. I copied one directly to my C drive and experienced the same issue. I had a coworker email me one of his and I copied that to my desktop and experienced the same thing.
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Perhaps it's time to perform a reinstall?
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The .tscproj format is supported by Camtasia version 9.0 and newer (Camtasia 3.0 on macOS). Camtasia Studio 8 used the .camproj file format for projects.
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These are files I created myself with my version of Camtasia (8.6).
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Dubie

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Download a newer trial version 9 or 2018 or 2019 and see if they will open.

https://www.techsmith.com/download/oldversions

If they do open in a newer version than than pretty much clarifies the problem.
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Doing it now. Thanks.
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I was was just about to post to the OP that Camtasia 8 used the camproj ext.
But Clint Hoagland beat me to it.

The files they are trying to open are from a newer version than 8..

Dubie:)


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I didn't uninstall 9 and keep 8, so not sure how that can be possible.
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Can you open them in your Camtasia 9 ?
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I only have v 8.6 on my computer. I have a free upgrade to 9 so I'm trying that now. Will take a bit to download and install.
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Oh, Ok from your last post you stated you didn't uninstall cam 9 but no worries.

let us know what happens.


Dubie:)

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Yeah, sorry. What I meant was I don't think I ever had v 9 as I would not have installed a newer version and kept an older one. I'll come back and post an update when my installation is finished. Thanks, everyone.
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Upgrading to v9 worked. It's a mystery how I have all these .tscproj files on my PC but perhaps something got uninstalled somewhere along the line. Anyway, thank you for the assist, everyone.
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Glad you got it worked out.

Good luck on the rest of your projects.


Dubie:)


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I'm glad it's sorted as well. 

I'm wondering though if anyone else has (or had) access to your files or if you perhaps accessed them from a different machine than this one?

My theory here is heralding back to that folder where part of the name includes OneDrive.

If so, that likely explains why they were no longer in the version 8 format. 



Cheers... Rick :)