Created a project about a year ago with PPro 2015.
The project primarily consisted of many layered PSD files imported so the each layer shows as an individual item in the project bin.
The completed project was moved to an offline archive disk, keeping the original folder structure.
Recently, I moved the project file to the workstation and opened it with PPro 2017.1.2 – 11.1.2 (22) Build
Linked one file as usual and the remaining links updated as expected.
Looking at the timeline, the one .mov and .aiff displayed/played correctly, but all the PSD layer files showed as "Offline".
Inspecting the PSD layer files in the bin, they show as online, with the correct path, no option to "Link" and choosing "Reveal in Finder" selects the correct source file.
I tried taking a layer file offline and relinking, but that did not affect the timeline.
If I double click the PSD layer file it shows correctly in the preview window.
Finally, I chose a clip on the timeline and selected, "Reveal in Project". The correct file was identified.
With the correct file still selected I chose, "Replace With Clip ... from Bin" and presto, that element now displayed on the timeline.
I did try cleaning the cache from within Premiere and eventually just manually deleting the contents of /Media Cache and /Media Cache Files with no effect. Also, after relinking a few items on the timeline, saved the project, quit Premiere, re-emptied those folders and opened the project, but the linked instances were still working, so the cache files don't seem to play into it.
This seems like a bug, since the project file has all the correct paths, they just aren't updating.
I might not fret too much, but this project has nearly 500 individual items on the timeline that I'll have to manually relink, with no guarantee that I can preserve all that work. A phone call to Adobe Support confirmed that there are no identifiable files I can copy to preserve the timeline links in this project.
Has anyone run into this issue? Maybe there is something advanced (or obvious) that would get around this?
I am having same issue. We create a lot of 2D videos using layered photoshop PSD files.
My work flow:
Import Photoshop file as a nested "sequence" with multiple pphotoshop layers
Everything works fine and links until you make a backup or transfer project to another hard drive.
I even use Carbon Copy/Clone software to duplicate/clone/back up my drives.
Then, when I open Premiere many of the layers show up Red Offline, but when I say, "reveal clip in Project" the .psd layer is there, and even when I say "relink media" it still shows up off-line after re-linking that layer.
The only fix is to delete that layer, and re-import layer, which is a real huge hassle.