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Old 04-03-2009, 10:51 AM
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Default File spitting and disk allocation nightmare!!!

Man you would think that after so many versions of protools this bug would be resolved. But yet its still here!!!

First off protools puts audio files where it wants to at times and not in the root session folder.

Also now i have a bug where it will not put files into the session folder even after save copy as. It still insists on putting all the audio files into another session i was working on the previous day. When i try moving the place where its putting the files it gives me a dae error. ARRRRRRRRRGH!

Even after changing the root audio folder to the one for my session still the same.


This is a real nightmare at times. I tried trashing all preferences and still the same thing.
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:07 AM
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Man you would think that after so many versions of protools this bug would be resolved. But yet its still here!!!

First off protools puts audio files where it wants to at times and not in the root session folder.

Also now i have a bug where it will not put files into the session folder even after save copy as. It still insists on putting all the audio files into another session i was working on the previous day. When i try moving the place where its putting the files it gives me a dae error. ARRRRRRRRRGH!

Even after changing the root audio folder to the one for my session still the same.


This is a real nightmare at times. I tried trashing all preferences and still the same thing.
Only once have i ever seen anything like this and that was all caused by the old template system (stationary pad stuff) since i totally abandoned stationary pads and ALWAYS start a new fresh session and state where i want it, and thats where all audio files default to etc! since taking this approach i haven't had a single problem.

Yours does sound a bit bizarre! not being able to place the files in the right audio folder?? obviously you can't move files around whilst the pro tools session is open as it is always referencing to the files so that would cause DAE error messages etc.

Hard drive and Digi database files is where to start looking and disk allocation for the problem session!

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Old 04-03-2009, 11:20 AM
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what is stationary pads?
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:56 AM
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You'll want to explore the Copy and Relink function as it should help you in these situations.
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:06 PM
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Default Re: File spitting and disk allocation nightmare!!!

If you're having problems like this, i really recommend part of your workflow, when you open a session, before you start to do any work, is check the Disk Allocation dialog in your session.

it'll only take a 1/2 a second - and if you see it not pointed to the right place, another second to change the allocation. This could save you alot of nightmares.

I know you "Shouldn't" have to do this - but you're experiencing these problems which are not "Global", so you need to take these precautions.

this "Usually" only happens when you "Drag And Drop" sessions, (even session copies) to a location other then where they were created.


I'd definitely Check the Disk allocation Dialog at the beginning of working on a session, and "Save Session Copy" at the end of every session to back it up.

I "Preach this" on a normal day, with nothing acting up, the lads at the studio call me the "Backup Nazi"
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:19 PM
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When i change it though it ignores my settings and just puts it where it wants anyways. Is there another way to change this?
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