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Old 09-01-2005, 07:27 AM
hammster hammster is offline
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Default Question about finding file location issue

Here's the issue:

I previously had a Dell Windows XP Pro machine with:
Pro Tools LE 5.3.1 and a Digi 001

Everything worked fine, and I recorded some sesssions that I am working on. I was recording my sessions to an external USB-2 hard drive, and it worked great.

However, the PC started throwing errors that looked like motherboard problems.

So, I get a new Dell (using some extra discount my office gets), and I setup the new Windows XP Pro machine with:

Pro Tools LE 6.4 (Windows machine has Service Pack 2) and the Digi 001

Everything is working fine, however for one thing:
When I hooked up the external USB-2 Hard Drive, it assumed a different drive letter name. Now when I open a session in Pro Tools LE 6.4, the session wants to go and find the audio files in their new locations.

I select "automatically find" and everything seems to work OK. All my files appear to show up, and it looks good. However, I go to shut down and it says the "find file locations" process is still running. So, I close the session but don't save any changes.

I'm wondering what is the best steps I should take to:
1 - Get the sessions to know where the file locations are, now that the hard drive is using a new letter name.
2 - Not lose all my session audio

Thanks for the help,

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Old 09-01-2005, 10:40 AM
Rail Jon Rogut Rail Jon Rogut is offline
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Default Re: Question about finding file location issue

The easiest fix is to assign the same drive letter to the drive -

Start->Settings->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Computer Management

Select -

Storage->Disk Management

Right click on the drive letter and select -

Properties->Change Drive Letter and Paths...


Otherwise, Open the session and Relink.. when the Session and Timeline indicators in the status bar of the Edit Window change from red to green then save the session using File->Save As... and give it new name. If the indicators never turn green (or you get sick of waiting) then you can open the Task Window and cancel any tasks, then save as a new file name (as indicated above).

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