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All my clips are there, but my sequence is totally black

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I was working on a project, and I suddenly got a message saying my hardrive was almost full. I cut-pasted on another drive some stuff I didn't need, and when I came back to my Videopad project, all my clips were still there (and I can read them one by one), but there is nothing on my "See sequence" screen.

Can someone please help me? I've been working on this the whole day and don't know where to turn to...


1-I checked on an older project and it looks fine.

2-I tried to export my video (the one with no sequence visible), and the exported file is just black...

Thank you very much.


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As you edit a project be sure to Save Project File AS routinely, giving it a unique # or name, so as not to overwrite prior saves.  Using Save Project Files (no AS) will overwrite.

That's your protection.  Do not move or delete any source files until the project is no longer needed.

Close Videopad.  Restart, and before loading the project, click OPTIONS | DISK tab and Clear Unused Cache Files.  Then load the project.  Any better?

If still no joy, please share your project.  Someone will take a look and come up with a fix.  The process is easy, quick and can be done privately.  Just follow these steps...

  •     Back up --- With your project on the timeline, click on MENU at the top-left.  Click FILE|BACK UP PROJECT FILES TO FOLDER.  Choose a folder and SELECT FOLDER.
  •     Upload ---  Use a free server - Google Drive, MS OneDrive, etc.* - to upload the saved, numbered FOLDER.    Do NOT upload the individual VPJ or export file. 
  •     Get link --- Get a public link.  If using Google Drive click GET SHAREABLE LINK. If necessary change "restricted" to "anyone with the link can view" 
  •     Share ---     Click COPY LINK | DONE.  Paste that link here, or click the folder at the top-right of this forum to message it privately to me.  It won't be shared.

          *    Before uploading, right-click the folder, click PROPERTIES.  Look at the File Size to confirm that it's not too big for the free space on the server.

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Hi again!

I feel so silly...

I had soloed a video track, so that all the others were invisible on my "see sequence" screen.

At least, I hope this can help someone else encountering the same problem (and panic attack).

Thank you.


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