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PrE 11 Can't Find Archived Files

Jun 14, 2013 8:28 PM

Hi, I archived a project, using Project Archiver, and when trying to open, PrE asks where is file -filename-? I navigate to the location, find the file, click ok, then it asks where is the next one, and so forth. The drive I archived to has not changed location or been disconnected since archival. PrE is also asking for rendered .mpeg files, which don't exist in the archive. I optioned to archive the entire project. Any ideas?

 

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Duke

 
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    Jun 14, 2013 9:04 PM   in reply to Duke Green

    Duke

     

    This is a curious event. The whole purpose of the Copy option is to place in the "Copied Folder" your project.prel along with all the source media for the project including what got brought into the Media, Media not used on the Timeline, and what media were used on the Timeline.

     

    So, when you went to the Copied Folder, what did you find inside...a copy of the project.prel and all that media? Was it the project.prel there that you right clicked and directed Open With Premiere Elements 11?

     

    What was the name of the saved folder which contained your Project Archiver Copy option files?

     

    ATR

     
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    Jun 14, 2013 9:15 PM   in reply to Duke Green

    Duke,

     

    I have seen instances where PrE's Project Archiver, and also PrPro's Project Manager (very similar functions), missed some Assets. This was most often due to the folder structure, from where the Assets came.

     

    After those instances, I restructured my workflow, to make sure that before Import, I Copied my Assets to sub-folder, under the Project's root folder.

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jun 14, 2013 9:25 PM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    Hunt

     

    Interesting comment. I have never run across what you describe going all the way back and stretching into the present version 11. How many times and where  have you seen this reported. I would like to see the details on that. My interest goes back to the one and only oddity I came across first hand a few versions back where the Project Archiver Copy Option ran into distress with DV  AVI Type 1 Timeline Content. If interested I will dig out the thread with the details.

     

    In view of my interests in the Project Archiver I will be following this thread closely to see the outcome.

     

    Thanks.

     

    ATR

     
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    Jun 14, 2013 9:44 PM   in reply to A.T. Romano

    ATR,

     

    Several instances have been reported, and I encountered perhaps two myself.

     

    Initially, I had used PrPro's Project Manager (very similar to PrE's Archiver), and found that my SmartSound files were NOT included in my archived Project, though I had chosen to do a Copy Assets. My first thought was that it was some anomaly with SmartSound WAV files, but it was not. I discovered that my SmartSound WAV files were stored in a "Video Music" folder on another HDD, and not being picked up by Project Manager. I Copied those SmartSound WAV files to a sub-folder in my Project's folder hierarchy, linked to those, and tried again. All was good with that arrangement. I went to archive a second Project, and experienced the same thing - my SmartSound files were NOT included, as they were still on another HDD, in that "Video Music" folder. I repeated the Copy, and linking operation, and found that my second attempt was successful.

     

    IIRC, Neale, on this forum, encountered similar with PrE, though not with SmartSound files.

     

    As of that experience, I changed my workflow, so that ALL Assets were included in the hierachy of my Project, and I have never had an issue since. I no longer use that Video Music folder for my SmartSound WAV files, and it has been Deleted.

     

    Though I keep the original Assets (those that are sort of "stock") on my NAS, when used in a Premiere (either flavor) Project, I will Copy those to folders within the Project's hierarchy, per this article: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4028231#4028231

     

    To date, I have not had any issue, when archiving a Premiere (again, both flavors) Project.

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jun 14, 2013 9:46 PM   in reply to Duke Green

    Duke,

     

    Take a look at my Project Folder article, in my Reply to ATR. That workflow has been developed over the years, and has never failed me yet.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jun 14, 2013 10:05 PM   in reply to Duke Green

    Duke,

     

    I am honored!

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jun 15, 2013 7:26 AM   in reply to Duke Green

    Duke Green

     

    You and Hunt seem to have resolved your issue, but your screenshot is causing me to ask for clarification on what you wrote and to which Hunt addressed.

     

    As I understood the problem, you used the Premiere Elements Project Archiver and opted to use the Copy option which should have given you copies of all the media that went into your project (those in the media that were used or not used as well as media that actually got put on the Timeline plus other assets of the project.)  And, when you did that you encountered missing media messages when you went to open the project.prel in that "Copied...." Folder. Is all that correct?

     

    If so, how is it in your screenshot you show a "Trimmed...." folder which suggest that you used the Project Archiver Archive option and not the Copy option? Use of the "Trimmed...." option does not give you the complete coverage that you would get with the Copy option.

     

    ATR

     
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    Jun 15, 2013 5:15 PM   in reply to Duke Green

    Duke Green

     

    Thanks for the clarification.

     

    Sounds like you are doing great.

     

    Continued success.

     

    ATR

     
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