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Link Media on Network drive in Premiere Pro CC

New Here ,
Apr 17, 2014 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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Community Beginner , Feb 05, 2015 Feb 05, 2015
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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Community Beginner , Aug 14, 2015 Aug 14, 2015
Just switch off 'Use Media Browser' in the Link Media dialog box, Premiere then uses Explorer (WIN) or Finder (macOS) and you can find your network drives (and your locally attached drives) in the normal way.

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LEGEND ,
Apr 18, 2014 Apr 18, 2014

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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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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 18, 2014 Apr 18, 2014

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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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Community Beginner ,
Feb 05, 2015 Feb 05, 2015

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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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Feb 05, 2015 Feb 05, 2015

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 14, 2015 Aug 14, 2015

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Just switch off 'Use Media Browser' in the Link Media dialog box, Premiere then uses Explorer (WIN) or Finder (macOS) and you can find your network drives (and your locally attached drives) in the normal way.


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Participant ,
Jan 23, 2016 Jan 23, 2016

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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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New Here ,
Dec 15, 2018 Dec 15, 2018

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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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New Here ,
Aug 26, 2020 Aug 26, 2020

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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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Explorer ,
Sep 27, 2020 Sep 27, 2020

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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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New Here ,
Jun 18, 2021 Jun 18, 2021

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OK, this is a GREAT tip but you missed a critical step. It is not possible to launch the dialog if you go to File > Link Media. 

It requires the following:

 

1) In your project window, select-and-highlight any missing asset.

2a) Go to File > Link Media

OR

2b) Right-click and select Link Media

3) De-select the 'Use Media Browser to locate files' as shown in the screen capture.

4) Using your system file browser (with access to the newtwork!) now select and replace the missing asset. This must be completed.

 

This setting will now remain as the new defailt, even after you close and re-open the file.

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New Here ,
Sep 19, 2017 Sep 19, 2017

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

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Explorer ,
Nov 19, 2018 Nov 19, 2018

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

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New Here ,
Oct 12, 2015 Oct 12, 2015

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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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Explorer ,
Sep 02, 2016 Sep 02, 2016

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Thanks. You saved my day.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 28, 2016 Oct 28, 2016

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Handy workaround, but workaround all the same. Have Adobe acknowledged that isse?
The technician I talked to just blamed my network config (I am on Windows 7 pro), but I just checked with Bridge CC and if I go to Desktop/Networks, then all my network drives appear.
So it is definitely an Adobe Issue

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New Here ,
Dec 22, 2017 Dec 22, 2017

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thanks, the shortcut is the solution!

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Explorer ,
Dec 17, 2020 Dec 17, 2020

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Hello,
I just found this problem myself today and the solution by RichardB99-bbh2ia worked and I'm back to business.

The question is why ADOBE ignores those things and don't correct them. This is going on since 2014. How many updates came after that and why this wasn't handled?

Does Adobe have an answer for that or will keep ignoring their problems?

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