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Premiere Pro CS6: Project Panel Search Disabled When Media is Not on System Drive

Dec 29, 2012 8:11 PM

Tags: #premiere-pro-cs6


I'm new to Premiere Pro CS6. It's awesome!

I have some media I use in a project that is stored on another internal hard drive. This is a secondary 1TB drive.

I started to notice pretty quickly that the Project Panel search is disabled for assets residing on this secondary drive.

As a test I linked to some media on my Macintosh HD (root drive). The Project Panel Search was available during this test.

When not available, the Project Panel Search is dimmed. No errors or other feedback.


Is there something I can do to enable Project Panel search for media which is kept off my Macintosh HD? I would prefer to keep my work files on my secondary drive.



MacPro (Mid 2010)

Mac OS 10.7.5


1x2TB and 1x1TB hard drives


Thanks in advance.

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    Dec 30, 2012 7:06 PM   in reply to pha1

    Search should always be available, regardless of file locations.  If it's not, something is wrong.

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    Aug 6, 2013 6:51 PM   in reply to Jim Simon

    Hello PHA 1 ,

    I had the same problem, go down to the panel below the project panel and if it is on "effects" change it to "info" or vice versa.

    Magicaly your search will not be greyed out and you can type in what your looking for.

    I have no idea what one has to do with the other but that is the solution for now

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