Where is your original video footage?
Your video needs to be on your computer's hard drive in order for you to edit it in Premiere Elements. If it is still on your camcorder or on an external drive and you disconnect the camcorder or drive after importing the media, the program will lose its connection to your files.
To get the video from your camcorder to your computer, use Add Media/From Flip or Camera to copy the files over a USB connection.
All my original footage is in a folder on my computer, i checked. I imported it several weeks ago and it is still there.
Is the footage all in the same folder? If so, just relink that folder to the media in your project.
Or, when you first open the project and you get the Media Missing message, browse to the missing file listed.
If all of your media files are in the same folder, the program will see the rest of the files and automatically reconnect them.
Yes it is. I can browse for all the missing files and they are all there but i would have to import them one by one and even and when i tried it said "error importing".
I then tried to import the whole folder back in which worked but did nothing. All the footage is still red and says "offline all".
Something is not making sense, Aydan.
When you relink to one file, the program will automatically relink to all of the other files it finds in that directory folder. You certainly don't have to do it one file at a time. Also, if the files are already in your project then reconnecting them should by no means give you importing error.
You're doing something that's not working, I'm just not sure what it is and you're not telling me enough to know.
Do you have any idea what you did that broke the connection with the media files in your project? Did you move the files or rename them?
Are they are your C drive or an another drive? What operating system are you using?
If none of this things I'm suggesting are working, there is a very real possibility that you've got a malware issue or your drive is failing. Files don't just disconnect from a project on their own.
Thank you so much Steve! I right clicked on each file and replaced them one by one! Thank you for saving my video! Now i will know what to do next time this happens!
I'm glad you were able to solve your problem, Aydan, but I'm sorry it took so much work! It usually does happen automatically, for the most part, once you show the program where the files are.
Meantime, I hope you've also figured out why it happened so it won't happen again.
But in any event, glad things are up and running for you.