Am I the only one who finds it infuriating the way AE deals with missing media?
A few times the external HDD I'm working on (I'm on a macbook and work with editors a lot so its a necessity) gets disconnected by accident, After Effects will run through EVERY missing media file and tell me it's missing, and prompt me to either link the media or cancel.
If I've got a huge project with lots of media this obviously means I either have to click through every one of the 1000's of missing clips, or force quit the application. This seems like such an unnecessarily heavy handed way of terminating this operation.
Adobe, could there not be a solution more akin to Premiere's missing media dialog?
I totally agree. It used to be different. Before, I believe there was just one dialog box that said "X number of files have gone missing" or something of that nature. This new way I feel breaks AE for the exact reasons you pointed out. I doubt Adobe thinks something is good if it forces you to waste a lot of time or force quit your project, possibly losing work.
Please make this incredibly simple fix Adobe.