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Cannot open an old .nvc-file

Today (again) I tried to open an older nvc-file to re-edit it, because I found some “lost” footage which I would like to add into it. I cannot remember which version on Nero Video it was created with, might be Nero 2007. Now I have both Nero Video 2016 and 2017. I hoped they would have helped with the problem. But unfortunately no, they both crash when trying to open the file. So did several earlier NV versions, too. All my .nvcs cannot be faulty!
Every now and then I have tried to open several older nvc-files for editing purposes and the result is always the same, “Nero Video xxxx stopped working”. Is it really true that Nero Video cannot open older files created by it? Nero Video 2017 doesn’t even recognize .nvc but if I double click the file name, it starts NV but it always crashes before opening the actual file. Is there anything I can do?
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    In all likelihood, you won't be able to open a .nvc made in "probably' v10 or earlier in either of those versions you mentioned. It's a crapshoot even for later versions. The main problem is that many of the effects, transitions, etc. in the earlier versions are no longer available in the newer versions. The other issue is that a .nvc file contains links to the files in the project. If those files have been moved, no version of Nero will open it except that, starting with v14 (I believe), they made it possible to browse for files whose location have changed when you open a .nvc.

    Note that if you still have the serial numbers for your older version (s), you can still go back as far as v7 and download it from nero.com. The serial number has to be for the full version. If you don't have the serial number, Nero might be able to find it. You can ask by going to nero.com, support, contact, customer service and submitting the contact form. They'll probably need the e-mail address you used to register what ever version it is.
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  • Thank you Wither

    Yes, the problem seems to be the old effects, transitions, templates etc. The original video files are still in the place they used to be but as I keep them on separate hard drives, Nero Video does not always find them. Nero Video gives you the opportunity, though, to browse for the right location. As it gives the opportunity to remove the files, it cannot find. But it seems to be only “look-a-like” feature because NV always crashes. I found my old NV 2014, installed it, but it did not open the old.nvc files and crashed as expected.

    I tried to go around the problem by importing the DVD, which I have burned of the project, into Nero Video. It seems to work, at least so far, so I do not have to do all the editing all over again which I would if I should start from the very beginning with the original video clips. I do not know if the quality of the video is poorer by this way. It remains to be seen.

    It would still be nice, if Nero Video would be able to open the old .nvc-files even without the missing effects and templates.
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  • I agree.

    At least you are able to reconstruct your old projects.
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