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Posts: 5

GoPro Studio: "Invalid project file" Alert

I just found out that I'm not the only one who experienced a pretty serious issue with GoPro Studio!

I'm talking about the one when GoPro Studio crashes, it does not just crash, it also seems to erase your project and the hours of work you put in to it!


The GoPro camera is excellent in every way possible but I can't hide my disappointment when I see that this issue has been experienced for 4 years now (based on old messages I found online) and is still not resolved.


In my case, when you try to reopen the project, a popup alert shows the message "Invalid project file", then shows the project as empty.


No need to mention the frustration you feel when you think of the hours you put into it and especially when it is your very first GoPro project!

However, there may be something to recover I hope : When I check the actual project file, it's 12MB which means there is still data in it.


Please help me rescue my file!

Here is my configuration:

macOS High Sierra version 10.13.1

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)

Processor 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5

Memory 8 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3


GoPro Studio Version 2.5.12 (

GoPro Team, do you have any recommendation? Download an old version maybe?


Looking forward to hear from a potential hero!

Posts: 5

Re: GoPro Studio: "Invalid project file" Alert

Found the solution!

Thank God for that. So many hours spent.

Thanks to @Anonymous, have a look at his/her reply.