If I understand what you want, then yes, you are making it harder than it needs to be.
If he kept the names of the files the same as the ones you used, he could just send you the pproj file and aep file. They are small enough to email - usually - so then when you open them you would have to find the original files, but that doesn't seem too difficult. Just open the comp and render. Then open the Premiere Pro project file and render anything that needs it. Simple enough.
OK i get it....Thanks :-)
Sometimes when editing all day for the last week or so
the brain doesn't work like it should...LOL
So really its just like opening a project after i have moved the files.
I just have to identify the files.
And even if he changed the name...as long as i know which file goes where...i am good right.
You got it!