Can you give us the full details of your I/O sub-system, i.e. all of your HDD's, their connection type, and how you have them allocated?
Next, in the above info, please point out any external HDD's, and if you are using any, have you set their Drive Letter in the OS, so that they always are assigned those exact Drive Letters? That is important, as Windows will just assign the next, available Drive Letter, depending on what else might be plugged-in, and the order that they are turned on.
Good luck, and please let us know a bit more about your system.
All disks physical, SATA connected. No virtuals or externals.
No jiggery pokery with drive letters, once assigned they stay that way. I did try dis-mounting my E: drive and that cured problem. I then mounted it as M: drive and Organizer showed the properties of my files as M: Changed it back to E: and Organizer changed to E:
As disks fill up I buy a new one and use that as my primary. Probable that current E: was a C: at one time and possibly used for PRE at that time.
Thanks for your help
If you don't mind risking the dada on the E: drive (back up first!), one of the following tools may change the HD serial number - or may trash the disk altogether!
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Thank you for that info.
I notice that Disk 0 = G:\, and Disk 1 = C:\. Now, this goes back a couple of systems, and also with XP-Pro, but I had some issues with a similar arrangement. I changed things, so that Disk 0 became C:\, and my issues were fixed - remember, a long time ago, with an OS from far away...
Thanks to you both.
Nealeh - I'll have a look at the link, thanks for your trouble.
Bill - I always thought the disk numbering just refers to the connection on the SATA / Motherboard. Who knows though? Would seenm bizarre that Adobe would embed some esoteric conneciton method when you could just allow Windows to look after it for you, but who knows? I will investigate that further. Not sure if correcet how PRE recognises G: when I import from there, but not C:, but again ? ? ?
Thanks for your help. Be nice if someone from Adobe had an idea.
The Disk __ IS at the hardware level, where the Drive Letter assignment IS at the OS level - how Windows identifies the HDD/SSD.
Normally, if everything is working fine, having a little "mis-match" from "normal," is not that big a deal. In my case, it seemed to be, or at least was fixed by my change. I also like to have things follow my set patterns, so might have been reading more into my issues, than existed - still, that fixed the problems, that I was encountering.
One thing to keep in the back of your mind, and especially when swapping disks around, is that Premiere, and Organizer (and Bridge in the "Pro" programs), all use absolute Paths, when files are linked. Any break in that absolute Path will cause an issue, at some level. Some are easy to fix, with a re-link, but others can linger, and really get in the way of easily dealing with files, and their locations.
Thanks all makes sense - however I still have reservations on Adobe software. Apart from current problem:
Run uninstall and files are left in various places, some are hidden
Registry entries are left cluttering, and slowing, the system FYI I fouind reference to Acrobat 6.0, 7.0 and 11.0 in the Registry.
On one of my installs I deleted the default catalog and set up a new one. I then uninstalled and reinstalled whole program whereupon the system asked "As there is no default catalog would you like to use the one you created before", or words to that effect. As this was a fresh install why was a default catalog not created? Whe uninstalling I always tick the box "Remove Preferences".
Why make refernece to the serial number of a disk, or whatever the path is set at. Doesn't make ther applications very portable does it.
I really do appreciate your help and will think about dismantling / rebuilding my PC to get this working. It really is bugging me so I am seriously considering it.
I'm with you on pragmatism - Tell me standing on one leg and singing "Oh Sussanna" will fix it is good for me - as long as it works.
Thanks again, regards, Phil
The "detritus," that you describe, has been an issue for many. In the PrPro market, Adobe even created a special "cleaner" utility, to handle some of that. Even with the utility, the instructions were "Run the Creative Suite Cleaner several times, rebooting the computer between each."
I agree that, with the exception of Project files, and any media, Uninstalls could be a lot cleaner.
Will that JPEG not Import from its current location?
For an existing Project, there should also be a Replace Media option, that should re-link.
Just thinking there, and good luck,