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I have several Creator 2011 Projects that I've created and saved. The projects I'm trying to open have been used many times before. This time when I went to open an old project it keeps telling me the path is incorrect which it is, but it will not allow me to change to the correct path and open the project. I checked under explorer and the projects are there. Do I have to re-create these projects? This can be very time consuming. What could be the problem? If I didn't save the orginal items this could cause major problems in the future

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I have several Creator 2011 Projects that I've created and saved. The projects I'm trying to open have been used many times before. This time when I went to open an old project it keeps telling me the path is incorrect which it is, but it will not allow me to change to the correct path and open the project. I checked under explorer and the projects are there. Do I have to re-create these projects? This can be very time consuming. What could be the problem? If I didn't save the orginal items this could cause major problems in the future

 

What path is incorrect? What is the exact message? If you moved any of the resources used in the project then you will have to relink them to the new location. If you deleted them completely them you have to get them back from from an archive or you are out of luck.

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Creator 2011 would not let me change the path. They have been in the same folder since I created them. They have not been moved or modified in any way. The folder name is Roxio Projects, and I have all my projects in this folder. I open Roxio 2011 and go to create new projects, click on file, click on open project, and the "Roxio Projects" folder opens for me to select the project that I want , and I click on the project I want and message pops up "File not Found", and then says "please enter the path to the requested file" I then clicked on the browse button to correct the path and go to Roxio Projects and click on that to open the project but the folder appears to be empty, which it is not.

 

Just to add to this I created 2 new projects this morning and they went to the "Roxio Projects" folder. I then closed out 2011 and went to my label making software to ceate the labels for them. I then went back and opened 2011, and I went to "create projects", clicked on file, clicked on open, and the "Roxio Projects" folder opened up and I selected each of the new projects in turn and burned a disc. I purposely closed 2011 just to make sure I wasn't doing anything wrong.

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They have not been moved or modified in any way. The folder name is Roxio Projects, and I have all my projects in this folder.

 

This message?

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Not only the production dmsm file path can't change any and all other files associated with the production must be the same when you created the dmsm production file.

 

Are they?

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It's not the panel you posted. It's just a small rectangular with blue border all the way around it, and on top that has "File Not Found", below that is the please enter path message, and below that is the path that it thinks it wants. C:\Documents and Settings\Joe Hammill\My Documents\My Music\Golden Oldies Disc 1\A Thousand Miles Away [The Heartbreaks].mp3., below that is "OK" or "CANCEL" . As you can see the path is incorrect. The last part should be \My Music\Roxio Projects\Golden Oldies Disc1.

 

All files are the same. Again like I've said before these projects have been opened many times before

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It's not the panel you posted. It's just a small rectangular with blue border all the way around it, and on top that has "File Not Found", below that is the please enter path message, and below that is the path that it thinks it wants. C:\Documents and Settings\Joe Hammill\My Documents\My Music\Golden Oldies Disc 1\A Thousand Miles Away [The Heartbreaks].mp3., below that is "OK" or "CANCEL" . As you can see the path is incorrect. The last part should be \My Music\Roxio Projects\Golden Oldies Disc1.

 

All files are the same. Again like I've said before these projects have been opened many times before

 

Is this an audio project you are working on?

 

How are we supposed to tell if the path is incorrect? Why do you say the path is incorrect? It looks correct.

The path of the missing file does not point to a project file but to a mp3 file. Is that file still in the same folder?

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Yes it is an audio project. The path is incorrect because under "My Music" is the sub folder "Roxio Projects" which contains the projects. The project itself has 28 songs contained in it, not just one. The selected project should have opened and showed all 28 songs to be burned. The folder that is being pointed to contains the orginal file that I used to add the songs to create the project.

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Yes it is an audio project. The path is incorrect because under "My Music" is the sub folder "Roxio Projects" which contains the projects. The project itself has 28 songs contained in it, not just one. The selected project should have opened and showed all 28 songs to be burned. The folder that is being pointed to contains the orginal file that I used to add the songs to create the project.

 

The audio data of the song titles you are using are not part of the project file. The project file only holds the links to where the actual audio files are located. In your case I assume all the audio files are in a folder called "Golden Oldies Disc 1". It looks like originally you had this folder as a sub-folder to MyMusic which is where the project file still assumes it is located. Now it looks like you added a sub-folder called MyProjects to the MyMusic folder and you also moved the "Golden Oldies.." folder into the MyProjects folder. The project file of course doesn't know anything about your new folder structure and is still looking for the old folder.

 

Of course this is all speculation on my part based on the description you have provided and the behaviour of Roxio. I may be totally wrong but I just do not believe that the path name has changed by itself.

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OKay, here's how it went. I orginally ripped several CDs, 10 in all. Each CD was ripped into a folder named for that Cd under the main folder called "My Music" Each of these folders was a sub folder of "My Music". As an example the 1st one was called "Golden Oldies Disc 1", etc up to folder 10. After I ripped all the Cds I then had 10 folders with the names Golden Oldies Disc 1 - 10. My next step was to open Roxi0 2011 and use the contents of each folder 1 at a time, and create a Roxio Project named the same as each orginal folder name. The folder "Roxio Projects" is also a sub folder of "My Music", and each time I created a project it was stored in the "Roxio Projects" folder. Once completed I now have the orginal folders that the CDs were ripped to as sub folders in "My Music", and I have a set of projects with the same names in the folder "Roxio Projects", which is also a sub folder of "My Music". All my CDs that have been ripped are in separate sub folders under "My Music" with the appropriate name for CD that I'm ripping. All projects are in "Roxio Projects". I've been able to open each of these "Golden Oldies" projects well over 30 times to burn a CD, for each project. Like I've said earlier I've been able to open other projects from the same "Roxio Projects" folder without a problem. It just seems that the ones I'm trying to open now somehow have the wrong pointer. I realize this sounds strange but it is what it is. I would like to know how this happened, but rather then trouble you any further I'll just re-create the projects.

 

Thanks for your assistance in trying to figure what's going on.

 

Joe

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Joe, its no problem and no trouble at all. I am just trying to understand your folder structure and what you are doing. I wish I was sitting beside you and looking over your shoulder.

 

In one post you said that "C:\Documents and Settings\Joe Hammill\My Documents\My Music\Golden Oldies Disc 1\A Thousand Miles Away [The Heartbreaks].mp3. " was the incorrect path to the file. But according to your last post that is exactly the correct path to the mp3 file. You stated you ripped to the "Golden Oldies Disc 1-10" folders under the myMusic folder. That is where your project file will be looking for the ripped files. It will not look in the myProjects folder for the mp3 files your ripped.

Does the "Golden Oldies Disc 1 " still contain all the files you ripped? If not, then that is where your problem lies. If yes then it is really strange and I have no explanation on what is going on.

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Just to answer your question. The mp3 files were already used to create the projects. At the point in time I'm talking about I was trying to open an already existing file with a dmsa suffix called "Golden Oldies Disc 1" which was contained in Roxio Projects. All the mp3 file folders were already imported to create Roxio Projects. I have a Roxio Project for each mp3 sub folder listed under "My Music". Each of those mp3 folders were used to create a project, using the same name for the project as the mp3 folder names. Like I said Roxio Projects folder already contained the project I was trying to open, and when I got the error msg about the file not being found it didn't make any sense since the file was there. I tried opening other projects and they opened ok.

 

I hope this explains what I was doing.

 

I've already re-created the projects and opened and burned my discs with no problems.

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