Hello authors, I had a question about saving backward for After Effects project files.
For the longest time I kept copies of all versions of After Effects back to CS6 on my PC. This was so I could step a project file backward using the “Save As” method, version by version.
I recently had to start again on a new machine. But sadly, as of last year Adobe no longer gives users the option to download any previous versions beyond the last major release (in this case CC 2019 or v16). Luckily, I still have a couple of previous versions still so I’m able to save backward to CC 2017 (v14), which is a start.
I know there are some solutions out there that enable you to export projects in version-ambiguous formats that can be opened in earlier versions (like OpenSesame)… but from what I understand those only work if you have the earlier versions to open those projects with.
If I do not have access to CS6 or anything earlier than CC2017, am I just plum out of luck? Or are there other solutions available?