Why getting: "project created in an earlier version..." "project must be converted"??

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I just worked on a file yesterday and now when I try to open it (on the same machine - and no I didn't upgrade between now and then) I'm getting: "project created in an earlier version..." "project must be converted"??

So when I click "no", nothing opens. And when I click "yes" it opens a blank project and creates a backup that when I try to open gives me the same message. I closed the program. Restarted my computer and I get the same results.

Now I'm afraid to open any other project for fear it will do this with them as well. How can I open my project?
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what version of Camtasia are you using?
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thanks

try this ...

make a copy of the project file

open the copy with a text editor [I use free Notepad++]; you can open with regular Notepad but you'll first need to change the file extension to .txt

near the top of the text file is a value for the Camtasia version; if it says "8.0", set it to "7.0"

if appropriate, change the file extension back to the original project file extension [.camproj]

try to load the [edited] project again; it should prompt you regarding the conversion; just proceed [you're just using a copy of your project file]

does it load/convert this time?