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  • Help…Relinking to Back Up External Hard Drive

    Posted by Cob Carlson on January 10, 2022 at 2:47 pm

    I have been using a 6TB G Drive 3.0 USB external hard drive to edit my two hour documentary film for the past two years. Have edited on Media Composer 8.4.5. I have just finished the project and last night the drive fell off a two and a half foot table crashing to the floor. At first the drive was still functioning but I could tell something was wrong because my sequence playback was off. I opened DISK UTILITY on my MAC Laptop and ran First AID. A message came back and said it failed. The drive will no longer mount.

    I will be trying to recover that data. I have backed up my files on an identical drive. I’ve hooked up the back up drive and have been trying to relink my sequence as well as individual clips. Am having zero luck. Can anyone help?

    Shahid shahan replied 5 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Shahid shahan

    April 27, 2023 at 9:53 am

    Hey cob Carlson,

    The beneath paragraph is may too long but it’s very informative please read carefully till the end.

    Losing access to your primary hard drive containing your project data can be a frustrating and stressful experience, but there are a few things you can try to recover your data and restore your project.

    Firstly, it’s important to understand that physical damage to a hard drive can cause irreversible data loss, and attempting to recover the data yourself could potentially make the situation worse. Therefore, if the data on your primary hard drive is critical, it’s recommended that you seek the services of a professional data recovery company.

    Assuming you have a backup of your project, the easiest solution would be to restore the backup to a new hard drive and continue working from there. If your backup is not up-to-date or you prefer to try and salvage the data on the damaged hard drive, you can try using data recovery software to extract the data from the damaged drive.

    Once you have access to your project data, you can try relinking your sequence and individual clips in Avid Media Composer. You can do this by selecting the offline clips in your bin, right-clicking and selecting “relink,” and then navigating to the new location of the media files.

    If you are still having issues relinking your sequence and individual clips, it’s possible that some of the media files may be corrupt or missing. In this case, you may need to manually relink the missing or offline media files by locating them on your backup drive and manually linking them in Avid Media Composer.

    Remember to always back up your project data regularly to avoid such situations in the future.




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