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  • Media no longer linked on storage drive

     David Mayer updated 2 weeks ago 4 Members · 27 Posts
  • David Mayer

    April 29, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    I edit on an SSD drive. I backup on HDD drives. When importing media to my SSD drive project I always check “Copy to Library”. I asked about this before and the suggestion was to make sure I always copy the imports to library.

    Still, every time I open a project on the HDD drive that has been backed up on that drive, I have to relink all media.

    What can I do differently?

  • Jeremy Garchow

    April 29, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    How are you backing things up to the HDD?

  • David Mayer

    April 29, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    drag and drop – it’s a 100% backup

  • Pablo Rivasplata

    April 29, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Hi David.

    I understand that you are backing the FCP Library up on your HDD. Have you tried to open that library via File>OpenLibrary>From Backup?

    Hope this helps.

  • David Mayer

    April 29, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    Not sure if I was clear. I have no trouble opening the project. It all opens. It’s just that all of the media has to be relinked.

  • Jeremy Garchow

    April 29, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    Not sure if I was clear. I have no trouble opening the project. It all opens. It’s just that all of the media has to be relinked.

    Are you 100% sure all the media is in the library? How big the library? When you click on the library and open the inspector, does it say the media is in the library or elsewhere?

  • Pablo Rivasplata

    April 29, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    My point is that if you open your Library “From Backup” you will be directing FCP towards the new location where your backup was copied. And when you open your Project located inside this Library, there shouldn’t be any problem with your media, unless the media hasn’t been saved to the Library.

  • David Mayer

    April 29, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    OK – I appreciate that, Pablo. Please tell me the exact steps – I’m not sure how to do that.

  • Pablo Rivasplata

    April 30, 2021 at 1:36 am

    Let’s say that you have created a Project called Video1 inside a Final Cut Pro Library named also Video1, which is located in your SSD drive. I understand that you have backed this same Library up on your HDD drive.

    What I suggest is that in FCP you follow this route: File > Open Library > From Backup, and choose your Library “Video1” located in your HDD drive. Once your Library is open, look for your Project “Video1” and open it.

    Hope this solves your issue.

  • David Mayer

    April 30, 2021 at 11:46 am

    In your sequence, when I got to “choose your Library Video 1”, I had no choice – there was one menu item only, which was a date, presumably the last backup date. Opened that and had the same issue.

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