3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 24, 2013 5:11 PM by BobL52

    Deleteing Unused video files


      In Premiere Elements 9, I can delete unused clips displayed in the Organizer, but when I delete the original video file, Premiere 9 still asks for the unused file when loading a project. How do I tell Premiere 9 the file is no longer needed and to remove it from the list of needed video files?

        • 1. Re: Deleteing Unused video files
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          In the Project Panel (where all media Imported into the Project is shown), Delete the files there first.


          Good luck,



          • 2. Re: Deleteing Unused video files
            A.T. Romano Level 7



            Get into the project.prel with the missing media by clicking Skip All on the Missing Media messages that you encounter trying to open the project.


            Then delete all instances for the missing file or files in all of the following locations:


            a. Timeline

            b. Organize Header Media Tab in row below the Organize

            c. Organize Header, Project Tab in row below the Organize Header


            The files that you seek should have the characteristic red green arrows which form a circle look.



            • 3. Re: Deleteing Unused video files
              BobL52 Level 1

              Bingo, ATR! Your solution was perfect. Under Organizer, the Project choice showed used, unused, and offline files. Selecting and deleting those achieved exactly what I was attempting to do. Premiere 9 no longer asks for unused files, which I have now sent to cyberspace.




              Bob Leilich