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Resolve unable to save a project in Cyberlink PowerDirector

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I am adding subtitles to a project. In November 2013, when I launched my project, about 3 weeks worth of the subtitles was lost. In an attempt to prevent this problem from happening again, I started to save many versions of the project, like this:

  • project_jan2014_01
  • project_jan2014_02
  • project_jan2014_03

However, now every day, my project doesn't save new subtitles I've add that day. I've noticed some patterns. As I'm adding new subtitles, if I save the project and it automatically starts the saving process, I know it is saving the new subtitles I've just added. However, if I save the project and I'm prompted to select a folder and give the project a file name, I know it will not save the new subtitles. Furthermore, when this happens, I am unable to save the project. I've even tried to save the project with a different file name or to a different folder. It just won't save.

Powerdirector Version 11
Windows 7 32-bit

Unfortunately, the problem is still happening. Here is what I did:

  • Edit
  • Preferences
  • Project
  • Auto save project every
  • 5 minutes


I c onfirmed the auto saves are here: C:\\Users\\desktop\\AppData\oaming\\CyberLink\\PowerDirector\\11.0\\AutoSave

I've attached a screen shot showing that the project does save at first. However, after a while, it just stops saving. For example, I was able to save it myself at:

  • 9:17 am
  • 9:33 am


However, every attempt to save it again fails. It just won't save. Also, in auto-save, you can see it does auto save frequently:

  • 9:22 am
  • 9:23 am
  • 9:25 am
  • 9:30 am
  • 9:32 am
  • 9:38 am
  • 9:40 am
  • 9:42 am


Then, it stopped auto saving, and would not auto-save.

I also followed your recommendation of Pack Project Materials. This actually deleted all of the chapters in my project, so now I have to re-create every chapter. Furthermore, this doesn't make a new PDS file. It just moves all of the movie and image files to a new folder, so this doesn't have any impact on the Saving issue.

Lastly, I have completly uninstalled and reinstalled PowerDirector, and have also tried installing all the PowerDirector 11 patches, yet still this saving issue persists.

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