Mailing List ? Message #47904
From: Greg Balint <>
Subject: Re: [AE] really good ae tip
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:23:42 -0500
To: After Effects Mail List <>
Not sure if it totally works, as I can't simulate an AE Hang-up...

but if you open task manager.. make sure you have the column for PID and Command Line available (view>select columns)

Then in your processes tab, look for the one that has the Command Line column entry of C:\Program Files\xxx\xxx\xxx\AfterFX.exe...   It'll be the only one that looks like that.. all of the other AfterFX.exe processes say "-m -headlessonly -selflink xxx"

remember the PID from that one..

Then go to the start menu, type CMD and press enter.. that'll open the command prompt.

Then type this

taskkill /PID xxxxxx

xxxxxx= your PID number.

Doing this without having a hangup will cause AE to think you are quitting and ask you to save your project if it isn't saved... Not sure how it will respond if AE is in a frozen / hung-up state. but it's worth a try if it happens..

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 5:08 PM
I wonder if there is a PC equivalent?


- Andrew

On 2013-02-27, at 5:06 PM, Phil Spitler <> wrote:

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