camtasia studio 8 project file wont open

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i did a large recording of my friends and i playing minecraft and i wanted to put some highlights on youtube. my file was so big that camtasia studio kept crashing, so i decided i would save about every 5 minutes.
after 5 days of working on the file my camtasia studio crashed again just after i saved the project. now if i try to open the project it will just ignore that i asked it to open the project and go to the default screen, i click the 'open project' button and click my project but instead of opening it it does nothing, just sits there as if i did nothing. i dont even get something telling me the error.
i believe that my project is either to complicated to open or it is corrupt. the project had a large amount of work on it so i would love it if somebody were to help me with this.


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TheGrumpy Cat

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Really stupid. I had error, a similar. try to use another editor program such as sony vegas pro.
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Patti Murphy

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I'm having the same problem. Any suggestions out there?
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Dave O'Rourke, Senior Software Engineer

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Please update to the latest version using the Help > Check for update menu. The current version, as of today, is 8.0.4.

If you continue to have problems, please contact our TechSupport staff by visiting and submitting a question there. Someone from our TechSupport staff will follow up with you by email to troubleshoot further.
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yea right it doesn't work
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NeonFox Aubrey AJ

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I worked so hard on my project now I can't open it this is really dumb.
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Fred Grover, Champion

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If you are having an issue can you provide more information on how and what you were recording and what your system specs are etc. ? The more information provided the better your chances of getting help. If worse comes to worse and another user on here canot help or a TechSmith Employee then you could contact the support department to see what they can do for you pending on what your issue is. This is why I asked for more information etc. Like what you are trying to record for you project and the above questions.

Thanks for posting and have a great day/night. Look forward to hearing back from you.
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this happened to me too camtasia is a piece os s**t. don't buy it its not worth it. Worked for 3 days on a project now its gone. screw camtasia even the free programs work better. I hope this company gets shut down its a scam.
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I feel the same way.  I have been a loyal Camtasia user since V3.  It started getting quirky at V6 and these days it is not unusable.   So when V9 comes out and it is time to give Techsmith more money,  I think those dollars will go to Adobe Capture.   I need to get work done.