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Link Media on Network drive in Premiere Pro CC

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Apr 17, 2014

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Hi there. In premiere pro CC, I'm trying to link media that has been changed or moved to a project. The media I'm looking for is on a network drive. When I click on "locate media" I am unable to browse to the netwok drive as there are simply no drives showing up under the "network drives" dropdown. Any ideas on how to make Permiere see my network to locate these files? Thanks in advance. BB.

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I just had the same problem. The workaround was to create a shortcut to the folder holding the media on my desktop. Then in the Premiere Locate File I was able to dive into the server to access and link the files that way. Although this solution has a big shortcoming, because it relies on the shortcut being there. If you remove the shortcut the files can no longer be located.

Sidenote: In this day and age, that Premiere doesn't handle accessing media on servers well, is very surprising to me.

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Link Media on Network drive in Premiere Pro CC

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Hi there. In premiere pro CC, I'm trying to link media that has been changed or moved to a project. The media I'm looking for is on a network drive. When I click on "locate media" I am unable to browse to the netwok drive as there are simply no drives showing up under the "network drives" dropdown. Any ideas on how to make Permiere see my network to locate these files? Thanks in advance. BB.

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I just had the same problem. The workaround was to create a shortcut to the folder holding the media on my desktop. Then in the Premiere Locate File I was able to dive into the server to access and link the files that way. Although this solution has a big shortcoming, because it relies on the shortcut being there. If you remove the shortcut the files can no longer be located.

Sidenote: In this day and age, that Premiere doesn't handle accessing media on servers well, is very surprising to me.

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Honestly, outside of using Adobe Anywhere, the better option is usually to keep everything local.  Use network drives only for backup.

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Some/all? versions of Premiere do not work properly, if at all, over a network

-see messages #1 and #3 in http://forums.adobe.com/thread/771151

-you MUST give all users administrator accounts to use Premiere

-and especially Encore dual layer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/969395

-#5 Server 2008 is UNsupported http://forums.adobe.com/thread/851602

-a work around, of sorts http://forums.adobe.com/thread/957523

-and not on a "domain" http://forums.adobe.com/thread/858977

-http://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/kb/networks-removable-media-dva.html

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I just had the same problem. The workaround was to create a shortcut to the folder holding the media on my desktop. Then in the Premiere Locate File I was able to dive into the server to access and link the files that way. Although this solution has a big shortcoming, because it relies on the shortcut being there. If you remove the shortcut the files can no longer be located.

Sidenote: In this day and age, that Premiere doesn't handle accessing media on servers well, is very surprising to me.

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Just switch off 'Use Media Finder' on the locate dialogue, Premiere then uses explorer and you can find your network drives in the normal way.

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Thanks Richard,

Unticking "Use Media Browser to locate files" in the "Link Media" dialog and using the OS file browser is quick and painless.

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This is what worked for me. Thank you for the tip!

(Media browser wasn't even able to find an alias on my desktop).

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This worked here as well. We have this contious problem on/off when Premiere working on the server. Usually derived when a project is created on Mac OS and then later on opened on a Windows machine.

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This worked.. thanks so much. Lost precious time fighuring out this. Why Adobe changes things that worked for users, for somethinmg else more complicated...

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This totally works this solution, use this people, thanks Julienprod

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Can not believe I've never noticed that option before!!!! Thank you!!!

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The solution is to map the network drive to your computer and then Premiere Pro CC will detect it under network drive at the Media Browser panel.

I've created short blog post with step by step instructions and screenshots for this problem. Do check it out! SOLUTION: Link or Import Media on Network drive in Premiere Pro CC 2015

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