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Missing Files Anomaly


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I'm working on an extensive slide/video production in Videowave. I have about a half dozen separate segments completed, the latest having been completed four days ago, output as a .mpg file and burned to disk for a quick preview. When I returned to Videowave the next day and clicked "Open production" all the files are missing--the soundtrack selections, the videos on the main track, the photos on several overlay tracks, etc. I did not move or delete any of them, they're still in their original places. The only thing I did was make a copy of the .mpg file, and the supporting DAT and DMSM files and paste them to my external hard drive for backup purposes. All the segments done prior to this one load just fine for further editing as I desire.

 

Here's the Twilight Zone part: When the list of missing files comes up it shows that they reside in a seemingly impossible place, eg., instead of C:\Users\Jim\Pictures\2008 (etc.), the missing file is shown to be C:\Users\Pictures\2008... Vista does not have any folders directly under Users, they have to be under a users name first. Let me see if I can include a snip here:

 

Ok, I guess I don't know how to do that, anyway, any ideas out there? :unsure:

Jim

 

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Why don't you use the Browse button and point it to the location of the files???

 

That was the problem. The browse button said the files were supposed to exist in a place where they didn't. Whether it was a computer glitch or a program glitch is up in the air. Ultimately what I did was copy my music and photo folders to that fictitious location, which solved the problem but only after considerable hassle--I have huge music and photo folders and it took six and a half years to copy all that stuff (bit of exaggeration there). But the problem is solved and that's what ultimately counts.

Jim

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