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Old 07-19-2021, 12:44 PM
caz caz is offline
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Default changing ptproject file name

I started saving projects locally.. so now I have a folder that looks like this... (example only.. not meant to duplicate what the files look like)


so I don't know what projects any of these are in case I need to go in and do anything with the audio files for example.. so I named them accordingly and then PT First won't open them. Is there a work around or am I stuck with endless file names that don't pertain to the actual project that was recorded.

Thanks in advance...
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Old 07-20-2021, 07:57 AM
albee1952 albee1952 is online now
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Default Re: changing ptproject file name

Hmmm, a "Project" is(usually) something that lives in the cloud, while a "Session" is something that lives on your hard drive. So, what are you creating when you start a new recording(project, or session)?

For stuff that you don't want in the cloud(and that's most everything for me), create sessions. I have never had an issue renaming a session(I have little experience with projects as I gave up on that stuff right after it was introduced). Having said that, you can try opening a project you wish to change the name of and go to File>Save Copy(I hope this option is there) and create a new session(check the box to Copy Audio Files) and you can rename this new file. Remember that you can't rename a session while Pro Tools is open
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Old 07-20-2021, 08:52 AM
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Default Re: changing ptproject file name

Don‘t change the Name of your local Projectfiles in Pro Tools First. NEVER!!!
You won‘t be able to open them anymore. Somewhere in this forum, i think jeffro, also wrote not to change anything from Pro Tools First, with the os filesystem.
It is not developed to do that.

Trust me - i have learned this lesson the hard way. And others did also.
Please don‘t think it acts like the usual session in Pro Tools Native Full or Ultimate.

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