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Deleting files after importing them to .prel file

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I have a .prel file (Premiere Elements 11 on Windows 10) in a parent folder on my desktop. I have imported into my .prel file still images from sub-folder A also in the parent folder, a couple of movie clips in sub-folder B, also in parent, and a couple of soundtracks in sub-folder C also in parent.

Now that I have imported the still images, movie clips, and soundtracks into my .prel file, is it safe to delete them or move and burn them to a DVD, that is remove them from my parent folder so that there is nothing in the parent folder apart from my .prel file?

Thanks!

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Correct answer by Steve Grisetti | Adobe Community Professional

Your media files must remain on your hard drive as you are editing your project. Remember that your media files are LINKED to your project. They are not embedded in your project.

However, once your project is completed and you've output your final video, you can remove your media files from your computer if you need to.

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Deleting files after importing them to .prel file

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Hello

I have a .prel file (Premiere Elements 11 on Windows 10) in a parent folder on my desktop. I have imported into my .prel file still images from sub-folder A also in the parent folder, a couple of movie clips in sub-folder B, also in parent, and a couple of soundtracks in sub-folder C also in parent.

Now that I have imported the still images, movie clips, and soundtracks into my .prel file, is it safe to delete them or move and burn them to a DVD, that is remove them from my parent folder so that there is nothing in the parent folder apart from my .prel file?

Thanks!

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Correct answer by Steve Grisetti | Adobe Community Professional

Your media files must remain on your hard drive as you are editing your project. Remember that your media files are LINKED to your project. They are not embedded in your project.

However, once your project is completed and you've output your final video, you can remove your media files from your computer if you need to.

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Your media files must remain on your hard drive as you are editing your project. Remember that your media files are LINKED to your project. They are not embedded in your project.

However, once your project is completed and you've output your final video, you can remove your media files from your computer if you need to.

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So only when I have saved it as an MP4 file or burnt it to a DVD, etc, can I remove the files.

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