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Why must I relink files every time I open project?

New Here ,
Aug 07, 2019 Aug 07, 2019

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Hello!  I have seen this come up before but never seen a good answer.

1) I had to move my growing project to a larger external drive, and now every time I open it, I need to relink the files to the new drive.  I can tell it is expecting to see the old drive, as it shows the name of the old drive as the location that's missing.  How can I gently tell Premiere that the old drive is gone forever, and it needs to stop looking for it? I tried saving it as a new project, and it still wants that old drive.  Such a nostalgic heart, Premiere...

2) Is there a way to make the program forget files that have been deleted from the project and will never be relinked?  It asks for these every time as well.  They've left, Premiere, you need to let go!

I've been editing for 20 years, and I remember that with Avid and Final Cut Pro, this needed to be done once, and the programs remembered the new location.  So I'm sure there must be a way with Premiere.

Thanks!

Jason

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Aug 07, 2019 Aug 07, 2019

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Aug 07, 2019 Aug 07, 2019

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Thanks for that Jim, but this is a feature film.  I can't put multiple terabytes of footage on an internal drive.  And even if a computer existed with a 5TB of internal memory, if I were to move this project there, I would still have to reconnect the media every time I booted up Premiere.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 07, 2019 Aug 07, 2019

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Did you assign a fixed drive letter to the external drive in Disk Management?

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New Here ,
Aug 08, 2019 Aug 08, 2019

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Hi Bob, this sounds it might be the solution.  Can you tell me if this is possible on a Mac?  I googled it and only see reference to Windows.  Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 08, 2019 Aug 08, 2019

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jasonb71718428  wrote

Can you tell me if this is possible on a Mac?

Sorry, but I'm only a Windows guy.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 08, 2019 Aug 08, 2019

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I can't put multiple terabytes of footage on an internal drive.

Why not?

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if I were to move this project there, I would still have to reconnect the media every time I booted up Premiere.

No, you wouldn't.  That's part of the point of using internal, local drives.

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Nov 11, 2021 Nov 11, 2021

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Once I relink files, Premiere should remember the path and not have to ask me every time.

 

Any answer to this question?

 

Obviously, using local drives is a non-starter for anyone who works professionally as an editor.

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