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Storage Help for my Two Hour Video!

Community Beginner ,
Aug 14, 2018 Aug 14, 2018

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You know how most of the things that are filling up my computer storage are the videos and photos of my Adobe Premiere Project right? And how if I delete it, Adobe Premiere Elements 9 will need to look for that specific video/photo? Well, I have copy/moved all the videos and photos that are related to my project from the original computer storage ( Local disk ), to the removable hard drive I have that can hold a LOT of storage. Now, my question is, if there is any way for Adobe Premiere Elements 9 to read, get, and use all the photo and video information from the hard drive instead of the Local Disk so it can be used in the project? If this happens, then I can delete the videos and photos that are from the local disk which can free up a lot of space while the  copied photos and videos that are in the hard drive are being used for Adobe Premiere Elements 9. Please reply and ask me questions if you are confused, I am trying to explain it the best that I can.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 14, 2018 Aug 14, 2018

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You can move your project file to your external drive and then re-connect it to your media's new location.

It just may not work as fast as it did when all of the media was on your hard drive. External USB connections aren't as fast as internal SATA connections.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 15, 2018 Aug 15, 2018

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Wait, what do you mean my "media's new location"? I am a little bit confused by that.

Also I don't know what SATA connections are

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 15, 2018 Aug 15, 2018

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SATA connections are the connections that connect your computer's internal drives to your motherboard.

As for your media's new location -- Didn't you say you moved all your media to an external drive? That's a new location, isn't it?

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 16, 2018 Aug 16, 2018

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Oh yeah. Okay I get it now. So, if I move my project from my computer hard drive to my external hard drive, then It will read the media from the external hard drive as well? And what do you mean that "it might not work as well"?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 17, 2018 Aug 17, 2018

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If you are using Windows, make sure to use Disk Management to assign a permanent drive letter to the external drive so that Premiere Elements always knows where the files are.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 10, 2018 Sep 10, 2018

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Capture.PNG Is this the one??

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 17, 2018 Aug 17, 2018

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Try it and see. As I said above, external connections are not as fast as internal connections.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 20, 2018 Aug 20, 2018

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When I move my project file into my external hard drive, it copies it instead of actually moving it directly. Should I delete the one from the computer and keep the copied one from my hard drive OR keep them both? This goes for my media as well.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 21, 2018 Aug 21, 2018

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thevideomaker1234  wrote

Should I delete the one from the computer and keep the copied one from my hard drive OR keep them both?

You only need one of them (plus a backup on a different drive is recommended).

Can you tell me how to do Disk Management?

See here:

how+to+assign+drive+letter+disk+management+windows+7

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 10, 2018 Sep 10, 2018

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That link did not help me. It just led me to a Google search.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 11, 2018 Sep 11, 2018

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thevideomaker1234  wrote

That link did not help me. It just led me to a Google search.

Click on the links in the search .

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 12, 2018 Sep 12, 2018

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Okay I followed what it showed, now what?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 12, 2018 Sep 12, 2018

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thevideomaker1234  wrote

... now what?

How far did you get and what happened?

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 13, 2018 Sep 13, 2018

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I followed what it said. I went to my computer management and found the disk management. Now I don't know what to do. Since Peru Bob said, "If you are using Windows, make sure to use Disk Management to assign a permanent drive letter to the external drive so that Premiere Elements always knows where the files are.", I don't know how to do that. Again, here is what I saw on my screen.Capture.PNG

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 13, 2018 Sep 13, 2018

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and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths

Then click Change and choose a drive letter.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 13, 2018 Sep 13, 2018

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Okay I did it. ..... Would this permanently change the way I download things and how the computer will run?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 13, 2018 Sep 13, 2018

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Your computer should run the same.  But, the drive letter should permanently keep it's name.  If not, rename it again.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 14, 2018 Sep 14, 2018

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"But, the drive letter should permanently keep it's name.  If not, rename it again."

What name are you talking about?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 14, 2018 Sep 14, 2018

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thevideomaker1234  wrote

What name are you talking about?

The drive letter. For example:  F

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 07, 2018 Oct 07, 2018

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It's funny how I have been waiting for a response yet no one has given me one yet. I thought you are supposed to help people? I have been stuck on this for over a month now!!!!!!!!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 07, 2018 Oct 07, 2018

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This is a user forum of volunteer users trying to help other users.  There is no paid, expert staff here.  

That said, I've read, re-read and studied this series.  Short of moving in next to you and your computer, I'm at a total loss.   Bob's efforts have been clear and concise. 

I think you may need to go to a computer repair service.  Your questions are operating system issues more than video editing issues.

Please have both good luck and success getting your computer fixed!

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Aug 20, 2018 Aug 20, 2018

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Can you tell me how to do Disk Management? I am using Windows 7 by the way.

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Sep 10, 2018 Sep 10, 2018

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 15, 2018 Sep 15, 2018

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Oh Okay. But what if I want to change it back?

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