I hear where you are coming from ZWaves, and I will for sure take your advice of saving individual projects (not just the metaframes) to heart going forward. I do already save multiple backups of my metraframes as I work, but when I first got VE pro I was told by VSL themselves that I should do as much mixing in VE pro as possible as it had better multi-threading than most DAWS (which I later confirmed by my own tests - I can load many more mix plugins in VE pro vs Cubase for example). This unfortunately means when I’m in the heat of writing & mixing, I often make little tweaks here and there as needed (less reverb on the flute in the Woodwind server project, a different distortion on this synth in the “lead synth” project, channel levels in another project, compression settings, etc) and when making these tweaks, the last thing (for me at least) I'll remember to do is save each individual project, as having to stop and save slows down the creative flow! In fact, I often rely on the “do you want to save changes” at the end of the day, and have on autosave in VE pro just incase I get a rare crash while working. But these are only saving the metaframe, and if VE pro has a bug where you can no longer click and open specific server projects for some reason, and these un-openable projects are saved with the metaframe, then obviously I will have to starting all individual projects so I can load them as a workaround to this bug going forward, no matter now much extra time it will take at the end of the day to re-save all my projects w/ proper version numbers that correspond to my DAW project files. What a pain, but its better than potentially loosing my ability to work!
Whats odd is this isn’t even my largest VE pro project - I have much larger ones for songs I’m working on. (better knock on some wood, lol)
I really hope VSL chime in. I’ve sent them an official support request when I replied to this thread on the 25th, and as of today I have yet to get a reply. VSL support is usually fantastic and often get back to me the same day, so this has me a bit concerned!