The Project File Cannot be Opened. Make Sure the selected file is a valid.camproj file.

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I am using Camtasia studio 8 in Windows XP SP3 4 gb Ram.. Its Great, It really works fine, it doesn't lags during boot and during editing. Its Better than previous one but why there is this Bullshit!! error when I try to open a saved project "The Project File Cannot be Opened. Make Sure the selected file is a valid.camproj file." Today I just created a screencast video of 4 minute and there was some final touches left so I saved the project so later I would edit, but when I try to Open my saved project there happens the problem. Please help me.... Its a trial version. I want to use it first later I will purchase through my uncle because I don't have money. Please tell me the procedure to overcome this problem. I don't know programming and XML etc. so please tell me the easy, simple and understanding way. Please Help. I am very much sad and frustrated!!! :-(
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shivamgupta445

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Brad, Camtasia Studio QA

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Hi,

If you're on version 802 or older, you can try upgrading to 803 as we addressed some project opening issues in that version.

If it still doesn't work, you can open a ticket with Customer Support. They can gather your project from you and pass it on to the development team. The dev team can then potentially fix the project for you and send it back to you and hopefully figure out the root cause and fix it for a future release.

You can open a ticket at http://support.techsmith.com You'll have to make a new account there, but someone should respond within one business day.

Thanks,
Brad
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Jesse Schulz

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Worst support ever!!!! I can't wait to shout it at the roof tops in every blog, and website on the planet about this crap software
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Allard

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Just finished a project, couldn't produce the file (Could not make copy of project, unable to produce). When i closed the project and tried top open it again... (The Project File Cannot be Opened. Make Sure the selected file is a valid.camproj file.") Wtf?

Do you realize that people spend a lot of times on projects and can't afford to loose them. And waiting up to a business day is toooo long.

I just wasted my morning! tnx for nothing.



i suggest a name change from Camtasia to Frustasia
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Haxor Leet

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@allard
I have the same issue...
I closed it by exident during rendering and now it doesent want to open anymore, it keeps giving me convert crap and this error next... :S
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Robert Kuhlig

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Allard

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Tnx Rob.. but my filename didn't change .. and it's without a &
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Richard Stirling

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same problem here - 3 weeks of hard work and $$$ down the toilet - will try posted fixes but I am not holding my breath