Hi, thanks for the reply. No antivirus or anything similar. Currently, no Premiere project on this machine can now locate media. It is only when I change the name of the footage files first and then go into the locate dialogue, that it re-links media without the "importer reported a generic error" message. The problem is - I will not change the names of thousands of files 1 by 1, just because of this error. There must be a fix to this.