I would just Copy the Project File to the new computer.
Transfer the files to the new computer and get linking.
No way around that ...so hopefully your files are well organised in a logical folder system.
Generally Linking one of the files in a Folder will find the others residing there.
I was kind of hoping that would not be the answer lol
Yes my file structure is pretty logical as i layed out above, within those folders is the complete file structure created by the individual cams so i retain all TC and meta. Add in graphics, sound effects, music , after effects renders and dynamicly linked sequences though and it starts to get messy. There is obviously no way around Dlink stuff, thats why i turned to render AE stuff no lossy anim and using the file rather than link (well once i know i won't be changin it anyway).
But, isn't this was Project Manager is for, exactly this ...
Does this mean that it just doesn't work properly ?
We do alot of tranfering to other boxes and never ever use project manager.
It does things that you can't see and gives you this unsettled feeling of hoping that all is ok... until...
We use a folder structure that works for just your situation.
We have a main folder which is the name of the project and then under that folder we have folders as such:
"Premiere" - all prem auto saves etc
"After FX" - within that 2 folders "projects" and "renders"
"Compression" - fpr approval files and client renders
When we maintain this folder structure we never have any problems.
We always copy the top folder any where and relinking on other boxes is never a problem.
The only issue is if you have used the interpret footage command... this info for some reason is never carrieed across from one project to another system.
I'll add my voice to the chorus of just using a proper file manager (Explorer or Finder) to manage your files. It really is the best method.