I have spent many hours editing a garden project in Windows Movie Maker. While adding narrative recently the laptop threw a wobbly and WMM briefly stopped working. When it started again my timeline was all in tact but the preview window was black and when I press 'play' nothing happens.
The green scrub bar is there and I can move it manually over the clips but nothing appears in the preview window.
Also all the clips I had imported into the collections pane had disappeared. Not only have they disappeared in this project they have in every other project also. But they cannot actually be missing otherwise I would have lots of red crosses in my timeline - they must just be hidden. But I cannot find them.
So I have two questions:-
1, Have I lost all the work I did on the project where the preview window will not light up and the 'play' button will not work?
2. Where are all the imported items that once sat in the collections pane?
I should add that all is not lost as I save my project as I go along and I only have to go back 12 frames to the previous saved entry. I would just like to know why those things went wrong.
Thank you in advance to anyone who can help.