I am getting this message when trying to open a project file "project file cannot be opened, make sure the file is a valid .camproj file

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This file was saved this morning after a whole day of editing and now getting this message tried it on 2 different PCs and even changing the name

Any way to save it?

Thanks

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yvonne

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cant find any of the recommended text in my  file
looked at all the other suggestions cannot find any of that
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I am having the same issue. Nothing shows up on Camtasia 2018
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Diana Avery

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I'm having the same issue? the fix provided doesn't work for me. Any other suggestions?
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sorry, I now see you already uploaded the project file

I got it; thanks

I am using Camtasia 9.1.2

I am able to open the project OK [but all the media is missing, as expected]

try downloading version 9.1.4. from ...
http://www.techsmith.com/download/oldversions.asp

update/try ?
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I opened the supplied project in Camtasia 9 without changing a thing.



The .trecs were missing and the mp3's but it wasen't corrupt

Regards,Joe
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I too did not have to make any changes in order to open it in 9.1.2.
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I was also able to convert/open in Camtasia 2018 without changes

I then converted that Camtasia 2018 project back into Camtasia 9 by making the changes shown here; it too opened in 9 OK ...

{
  "title" : "",
  "description" : "",
  "author" : "",
  "width" : 1920.0,
  "height" : 1080.0,
  "version" : "0.5",
  "editRate" : 30,
  "authoringClientName" :  {
    "name" : "",
    "platform" : "Windows",
    "version" : ""
  },
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I made the suggested changes; download this zip, extract the C9 project file; see if it opens in Camtasia 9

http://www.screencast.com/t/nrnOvQFmTAR

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When I try to download and open the project you changed, I'm still getting the same message! I'll try your suggestions myself as well.

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Unfortunately i'm still getting the same message even with the changes.
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1.0 worked OK when opening with 9.1.2. [my installed version]

forget using 1.5, doesn't work

I'm thinking that it's the version on Camtasia 9 you have installed [9.0.3.]

best bet would be to upgrade to 9.1.4. [it's free]
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the project file references 6 trec files, located on your C drive; it also references several music files in the Camtasia Library

all these files go missing after the project opens for me [again, as expected]

can you locate/zip the 6 trec files and upload for me?  their location paths are in the project file
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Diana Avery

just following up ...

were you able to resolve the issue?
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thanks for following up. I'm trying to update my software right now and then will see what happens. thanks!
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Diana Avery

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I'm in the process of trying to update my software which I need IT approval for. I'll see what happens once I do that. Thanks!