Troubleshooting some weird after effects crashes?
Trying to open an After Effects project and it keeps crashing?
Here is are a few solutions that have worked for me in the past.
If you are having unexplained crashes in after effects and left scratching your head, try one or all of these to get the show back on the road.
Full credit to Jonas Hummelstrand over at General Specialist for all these tips. I have simply cherrypicked the ones that I have had success with. Thanks dude!
5 Tips to stop after effects crashing on load
1. Hold down the Shift key while opening an old project
This will force AE to close all comp viewers, so if one of the comps are causing problems you will be able to identify which comp it is.