Copy File Paths from Missing File Paths

New Here ,
Mar 21, 2017

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Hi all:

Apologies if this is a super simple question. I just haven't been able to find an answer in the forums or on the web.

Taking on a project from another studio and we're trying to figure out all the missing files and relinking them. One of the issues I'm having is that I can't seem to right click on the File Path column to copy the file path. We're sending the paths to the previous studio by email to request the missing media.

Is there another way to copy the file paths? Or even better, to batch get all the missing file paths?

We're currently using After Effects 2015.

Thanks

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LEGEND , Mar 21, 2017
Dave_LaRonde LEGEND , Mar 21, 2017
Here's the dead-simple way:Have that other studio put all the footage into one folder, with the exception of image sequences.  They should be in their own folders.  They can use the Collect Footage command. Then you can just double-click on a piece of missing footage, navigate to that one folder, double-click on the appropriate file and ZAP!  AE finds the other missing footage.  You might have to navigate to the individual image sequence folders, but that's not a big deal.

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LEGEND ,
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Here's the dead-simple way:

Have that other studio put all the footage into one folder, with the exception of image sequences.  They should be in their own folders.  They can use the Collect Footage command.

Then you can just double-click on a piece of missing footage, navigate to that one folder, double-click on the appropriate file and ZAP!  AE finds the other missing footage.  You might have to navigate to the individual image sequence folders, but that's not a big deal.

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This is the worst reply ever, it should be easy enough to team After Effects to make these paths easy to copy as a text, especially now with everybody working remotely, please Adobe, find a way to make this easy to everyone, or at least delete this smart ass post.

 

Yes, everyone knows that if you collect your files you probably wouldn't have this problem, yet, a lot of people work with AE files they did not create, so it helps to know where these files were originally in case you have to send to a producer or another designer that is working far from you or the server with the files.

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