[Mark Smith] “I’ve been doing digital forensics until my eyes bleed looking for some camera original files. I found a back up version of the project library minus the media, now looking for the camera originals however X doesn’t seem to keep track of where they came from, or does it and I just can’t find the right place?”
For libraries using external or “non managed” media, the library contains a symbolic link (or symlink) for each external media file. To see these and where they point, open the library in Finder by right click>Show Package Contents. Then navigate to the event name, then original media folder, and within that are the symlinks. For each one you can right-click and select “Get Info”, and it will show the original file path.
I think the latest version of Library File Manager will read the library and export a CSV file of each media file path: https://www.arcticwhiteness.com/finalcutlibrarymanager/