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Why are my folders showing empty when I try to relink media

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Feb 08, 2021 Feb 08, 2021

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I'm trying to relink media to my project but when I navigate to the correct folder, no video files are showing. I have even unchecked "only display exact matches" I running a PC on Windows 10. In the screenshoot my mouse is hoover over the file I want to relink. In the file locate box you can see I've navigated to that exact folder which is showing zero filesScreenshot (92).png

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Feb 09, 2021 Feb 09, 2021

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Remove the trailing space after 'Hit the Bucket ' in your directory path. That's probably the issue.

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Feb 09, 2021 Feb 09, 2021

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I'm trying to relink media to my project but when I navigate to the correct folder, no video files are showing.

By @Aj5E99

 

Probably because the files in the folder starts with a period . and that do probably throw the Link Media dialog off.

 

According to the screen shot one of the files were originally named A068_11130802_C003.braw while the files in the folder is named ._A068_11130802_C003.braw  Note the ._ in the start of the filename. File names that starts with a period do often cause problems.

 

So, what happens if you rename the file ._A068_11130802_C003.braw to A068_11130802_C003.braw

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Feb 09, 2021 Feb 09, 2021

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The ._ files are not the BRAW media files - they are hidden extended attributes files created because this project and drive is being transferred from a Mac system to a PC. Hence only being 4KB in size. Hopefully the actual BRAW files are in the same directory, otherwise you don't have them.

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Feb 10, 2021 Feb 10, 2021

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The ._ files are not the BRAW media files - they are hidden extended attributes files created because this project and drive is being transferred from a Mac system to a PC. Hence only being 4KB in size. Hopefully the actual BRAW files are in the same directory, otherwise you don't have them.


By @Mike Dziennik

Oops, i never even noticed the file size. Thanks for the info! 🙂

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Aug 25, 2021 Aug 25, 2021

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Hey Mike, thanks for your answer on this - could you tell me if these hidden extended attributes files are ok to delete? Will it effect the project? They are really cluttering up our file system. Thanks!

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