Need Help! Restore projects in Davinci Resolve.

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Need Help! Restore projects in Davinci Resolve.

PostFri Jun 14, 2019 9:51 am

Hello!
Urgently need help!
I worked at Davinchi Resolv 16 Beta. Now it has been uninstalled, and the projects have not been exported.
I put version 15, but I can not find where the projects are stored. What are their file extensions and save paths?
Where can my projects be stored and how to restore them?
Need help urgently!
THANKS!!!
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Re: Need Help! Restore projects in Davinci Resolve.

PostFri Jun 14, 2019 11:21 pm

i would re-install v16, make a DRP, refrence Qt, XML of each project
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Re: Need Help! Restore projects in Davinci Resolve.

PostSat Jun 15, 2019 1:44 am

You can't use Resolve 16 projects in Resolve 15.

When you install Resolve 16, it asks you to upgrade the database. Once that's been done, there is no going back to 15 with any of the projects that were in that database.

When you reinstall 15, you'll see that database listed as non-compatible with the installed Resolve version, and you won't be able to see any projects in it.

That's why it's critical to make a database backup and/or project export .drps BEFORE you allow Resolve to upgrade a database, if you want to have a way to go back with the current existing projects.
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Re: Need Help! Restore projects in Davinci Resolve.

PostSat Jun 15, 2019 11:09 pm

Thank you for answer!
So, i dont understand anything... :(
I did not made backup before uninstal because 16 crashed on starting and just remove 16, try to install 15 - no result, and install 16 again.
I dont see any projects, but on hard drive present many files on path:
D:\DaVinci\MEDIA\CacheClip\7c978d48-3bce-4dc0-b3c9-6ec7bd1026dc\02d7b582-2f74-4f57-ae2f-2702924c6a88\8092f360-6eec-4707-8447-80a98a00c0c9\c7a828af-4b1a-499a-ad4f-58ed13704293\SourceOne
and many other.
And there in file Info.txt is name of project:
Database Name: Local Database
User Name: guest
Project Name: NGL Drysh

Can i restore my project from that files? Or some alternative ways?
It is a pity, because I worked on some projects for a long time.

Thanks!!!
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Re: Need Help! Restore projects in Davinci Resolve.

PostSun Jun 16, 2019 3:11 pm

Based on the file names you list, I'll assume you are using Windows 10.

The file names you list are cache files and have nothing to do with the project data, so no, those won't help you at all.

The default location for the Resolve Disk database for Resolve 15 (it changes in 16) is here:

C:\ProgramData\Blackmagic Design\DaVinci Resolve\Support\Resolve Disk Database\Resolve Projects

And specifically for the guest (the default user) projects themselves:

C:\ProgramData\Blackmagic Design\DaVinci Resolve\Support\Resolve Disk Database\Resolve Projects\Users\guest\Projects

In that Projects folder will be a folder for each of your projects. As an example, there would be a folder called NGL Drysh for the project referenced in that Stills Info.txt file.

If you have that Projects folder, it hopefully has your projects in it. If you don't have that anywhere, then it would seem you've deleted the project data somehow at some point.

Uninstalling Resolve (using the Control Panel - Programs and Features panel right click Uninstall) will not delete any of your existing project data or settings, because the uninstall does not touch the C:\ProgramData\Blackmagic Design\DaVinci Resolve folder where all that is stored. Only if you manually deleted that folder would you lose all your Resolve data.
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