That writing indicates that you've lost the connection to the media files in your project.
As I show you in my free Basic Training course, your media files MUST remain in place and available as you edit and output your project. When you import them into a project, the program merely establishes a link to them rather than adding a copy of the actual file. This is why, when you disconnected the hard drive where all of your media files were stored, the program could no longer find them and posted the Media Missing message you see.
So do I have store them somewhere on the Adobe premiere 14 software?
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The location just must be some place that the program can always access them.
They can be on an external drive -- but you must keep this external drive plugged into your computer while you are editing your project.
If that isn't the way you want to work, you should move all the media onto your computer's hard drive and start your project over again -- this time linking to the media files on your hard drive.
As I've said, the program needs to be able to access them the entire time you're editing your project. In fact, this is how all video editing programs work.
That is odd because I did have the external hard drive connected when I was working on my project and saved it, then I unplugged everything and the next day I tried to open it and the I got nothing but Chinese letters?? Please help?
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Unless you've mapped your external drive to your computer system, Windows may not realized it's the same drive after the computer has been restarted or the drive unplugged.
Trust me. The easiest solution is to put all of your project and media files on your computer's hard drive and then start the project over. With all of the media files readily accessible, you won't run into this issue any more.
By the way, the text is Japanese, not Chinese. And it's actually seven or eight languages -- and they all say the same thing: Media is missing.