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    Damn man. What happened to Eureka? Problem came back?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steenamaroo View Post
    ...try creating a new blank session then saving and quitting, to rule out any media/locations/plugins etc.
    If you're saving to an external location, try creating a session on desktop as a test.

    If you still see the problem under those circumstances, I'd quit PT and run the preferences trasher app and restart.
    Did you do any of this?
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    I did the blank session. Loaded up the tracks. It was fine for a while. Then tracked some new guitars and now mixing. I have no new plugins. Only using stock plugs and I have izotope nectar on the master buss.
    What is the preference trasher app????

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    Someone's made an app for it, although you can do it 'by hand' too.
    Google 'trash protools preferences' for instructions, or try out this app.

    Disclaimer; I don't run windows so I haven't used this particular app but historically protools preferences has been a 'trash them first, ask question later' affair.
    PT12 has been super smooth for me but prior to that a trasher app lived on my desktop for convenience.
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    Hmmm looked at that link. Not really getting it.
    I don't see what preferences has to do with it crashing.
    Still trying to make sense of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steenamaroo View Post
    Do whatever man.
    Does that mean you're sick of my questions?

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    It's just a can't-lose troubleshooting step.
    Still don't know what PT version you're running, I don't think, but, as I said, some versions seemed to be just riddled with hiccups.

    How often would you be required to delete a handful of preference files before you'd consider going to the trouble of publishing an app that does it for you?

    Like I say, 12 has been smooth for me but all other versions taught me that any troubleshooting, without having trashed preferences, has a great chance of being a total waste of time.
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    Running PT 10 with windows 7

    I followed your google search and found on AVID's own site instructions for trashing the preferences. Followed it step by step.

    See, one issue here is a lack if computer savvy, or lack of being computer literate.

    For one, I had no concept of how trashing 'preferences' was possibly related or could have any benefit. Also, how would having these folders that you're 'trashing' contribute to a crash??

    So buying an app even though it's only 5 bucks wasn't desireable. Besides it's just one more thing on my computer to confuse me.

    Anyway, did it manually.

    Now, it won't load my last session grrrr.
    Even when I find my pt session folder.

    More learning, more overcoming of this strange computer jungle.

    Edit; found my session
    Last edited by RFR; 03-25-2018 at 13:14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFR View Post
    So buying an app even though it's only 5 bucks wasn't desireable. Besides it's just one more thing on my computer to confuse me.
    Oops, didn't realise that guy was looking for $$. There are/were free versions but they do the same as manually finding/deleting.
    Hopefully it'll solve your problem. If not, it will some day.
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    Doing a bit more study, it seems this 'trash apps' function is the first step in almost all PT troubleshooting.
    On the Avid site, it's laid out pretty simply, so its quick and easy. I dont see the need for an app to do it for you.
    What they dont tell you is all the resetting of stuff you'll need to do afterwards lol

    Edit:
    Messed with the mix, hit save, hit close session......right back where we started.
    Protools app has stopped working. Gotta close PT and restart computer. Crap!

    When I restart computer and reload PT, everything that I changed in the mix has indeed been saved.

    It's just a pain in the ass. I can't just save a session and move on to another one without rebooting everything.

    God, I hate technology. Really makes me want to stick with full analog sometimes.
    Last edited by RFR; 03-25-2018 at 14:27.

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