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Old 07-25-2013, 11:25 AM
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Default "Path to session contains illegal characters"

hi everyone,

i'm asking for some help on behalf of a friend, who's having an issue with pt 10 on his macbook pro..

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here are the particulars of the problem:

newly installed protools 10
when i open a new session, when i try to save, i get the comment:

Path to session contains illegal characters ( / ).

when i open a new session, and import sound files, and try to save, i also get:

Path to session contains illegal characters ( / ).

Mac processor - 2.2 Ghz intel core i7
OS - 10.7.5
8 Gb ram
using glyph firewire drive

everytime i have opened any session, i can not save it, even after adding files / regions.
i always get that statement:
Path to session contains illegal characters ( / ).
and it does not: no "/"

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many thanks for any tips!
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:59 AM
Rich Breen Rich Breen is online now
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Default Re: "Path to session contains illegal characters"

Select the session file in the finder, command-I for get info. Look at the file path there; I'll bet you'll see an illegal character somewhere.

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Old 07-29-2013, 09:05 AM
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Default Re: "Path to session contains illegal characters"

i'm the friend---

this happens when i open a new session in protools 10. no other sessions in PT are open. nothing is open except PT 10.
the session will not save.
saying - "Path to session contains illegal characters"

but what path??

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Old 07-29-2013, 09:12 AM
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Have you looked at the file path?
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:38 PM
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Default Re: "Path to session contains illegal characters"

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i'm the friend---

this happens when i open a new session in protools 10. no other sessions in PT are open. nothing is open except PT 10.
the session will not save.
saying - "Path to session contains illegal characters"

but what path??

phill niblock
Is the path to save going through to the Glyph drive? A couple of months back I had one of my GPT50's go south and it was, amongst other things (like -50 errors), giving me the illegal character error message. And it only happened when I had Kontakt 5 (the AAX version) in the session.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:42 AM
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thanks
i solved the problem by renaming the glyph drive. it had an #

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