Camtasia (Mac): Error: Cannot open project

Possible Causes

  • A project file is located on a network or shared drive
  • The project name or the name if an imported media file contains a symbol such as &, %, $, *
  • One of the media files has been moved, deleted, or renamed
  • A recently added media file is corrupt
  • The project file is damaged or corrupted


  • Always keep media and project files on a local hard drive
  • Avoid symbols in file and folder names
  • If you have moved media files on your system, move them back to their original locations.  To move projects to a different computer, save the project as Standalone
  • If the project can't be opened after importing a media file, try temporarily moving or renaming just that file
  • Restore from a backup copy of the project, such as from a Time Machine backup


If none of these workarounds seem to resolve the problem, please contact support for assistance.

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