Lost TREC edits?

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I'm using Camtasia 9.  I'm editing 5 TREC files in my Media Bin which I will ultimately concatenate together in the finished presentation.  I edited each of the first 3 files using Noise Reduction and also Audio points to remove breathing noises.  I used File>Save repeatedly and constantly throughout the process.  After editing each file I Removed it from the Track and dragged down the next file from the Media Bin to do the edits.  Now when I drag any of those 3 file that I edited down into the Track an play them I see that none of my edits are there.  Each of the TREC files are in their original folder with their original dates.  The TSCPROJ file is in the Camtasia Projects folder with today's date and it is 36 KB.  How can I reload my edited TREC files in the track to see the edited version and make further edits if I like?  What am I misunderstanding or missing?
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project edits are saved in the tscproj file every time you manually command a save

your technique of editing the separate clips in the same project, is flawed, if you remove the clips duting the editing process

every time you removed a clip from the [same] project you lost any edits you made to that clip; that's just the way it is

best technique is to edit each clip in a separate project

Camtasia edits never affect the original media; all edits are reflected in the tscproj which only references the original media

you could also edit each clip then put that edited clip in the Library for use later
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Thank you for your prompt response and for explaining.  I never would have guessed.  I need to learn to think like Camtasia.  A couple follow ups then: 
 - If I store each part of my Demo in separate Projects, then how would I concatenate them together into a single presentation?
 - If I store them in the Library, then:  How do I Save them into the Library after I edit them?  How do I bring them into the Demo Project from the Library before I Save and publish it?
Thanks again for your help.
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Whenever you edit something from the Library, you have to save it to the Library again under a different name. What I usually do is add the date to the name (since I always want the latest version), but perhaps you may want to use a project name or code if your library assets are project-specific. In the CS9 Library, I created a folder for old assets and move old versions into it. It's crude, but effective at keeping the Library clean.

CS2018 has improved folder management, but I'm not upgrading until it's stable and I see more improvements. 
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these tutorials might be helpful ...

How To Use The Library To Build Out Large Projects From Multiple Small Project
http://www.screencast.com/t/2WOFIA1G

How To Use The Library To Build Out Composite Projects
http://www.screencast.com/t/5ILqeiqsGRjG

How To Use The Library To Build Out And Produce Very Large Projects
http://www.screencast.com/t/2aJ7zDst2Ri

How To Use The Library To Break Up Large Projects Into Multiple Small Sections
http://www.screencast.com/t/2epIH0TuulzN

also see https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-library.html
the first video gives a good overview of the Library
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