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  • MXF recovery into folder

  • keith ryan

    September 22, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Media Composer 2021 moved the MXF folder content to an external drive how do I re-link the files that now are off line and get back to continue the edit.

  • Glenn Sakatch

    September 23, 2021 at 12:30 am

    Well I’m not sure Avid moved your media files…

    But… are you linking to these files or using avid created media?

    If linking, then create a new bin, and link to the files from the new drive. (Create new links) If uts the same files as before, Avid will see that and relink your original bins.

    If it is Avid created Media, you have to put them in the proper folder structure. The same one as what Avid shows on your main drive.

    You can also render something to the external drive, and that will create the proper folder structure.

  • Roger Shufflebottom

    October 2, 2021 at 11:27 am

    To be clear, check that your Avid MediaFiles folder (if you are using Avid-generated media) is at the top level of whichever drive you are using and the subfolders are correct: Drive>Avid MediaFiles>MXF>1 etc. The only exception to this is on recent clean installations on Mac Catalina and later when the Avid MediaFiles folder will be created within Shared Users on your boot drive (the boot drive isn’t the best place for your media). from the MC 2020.4 WhatsNew:

    “With the release of macOS v10.15.x, you cannot write media to the root of the boot drive. Therefore, the default location for the Avid MediaFiles folder has changed with this release. You can now find the Avid MediaFiles folder in the following locations:

    (Windows) drive:\Users\Public\Documents\Avid Media Composer

    (macOS) /Users/Shared/AvidMediaComposer”

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