I upgraded to latest version of Camtasia, but it won't open my projects because my old version was 7.1

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the latest verison of Camtasia says to open the old projects and save as.  I can't do that for two reasons- I don't have version 8 (only 7.1).  And my version of 7.1 will no longer open.  Is there any other way to recover existing projects? 
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kayakman, Champion

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you need to open CS7 projects in CS8; then open that in CS9

you should be able to download CS8 from http://www.techsmith.com/download/old...

your CS9 key should work on the CS8 version
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Hi bhales,

You can download the last released version of Camtasia 8 here:

Install that as the Trial Version, open each project and do a Save As > (New Name) within the same project folder so all your media is still linked. This will upgrade those project and will leave your originals untouched.

Please keep in mind, that Camtasia 9 is VERY different from Camtasia 7. So, your projects will most likely need some editing/rework on them to get them into a state where they are usable.

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