I have my CS3 .aep file in directory /FOO
I have my source file of the footage (a image.psd file) in the same directory as FOO (/image.psd). I just realized I want the original footage (.psd) file to be in the FOO directory. If I move it there then AEP doesn't know where it is and my project is kaka.
HOW can I move the .psd file and let my AE Composition know where it is now so it DOESN'T break the links?
When the project opens and is "kaka", right click on one of the missing items in the project window and choose Replace Footage File. Direct it to the new location. AE should then locate any other missing items located in the new folder as well.
Actually, instead I'd recommend double-clicking on a missing file in the Project panel and then showing AE where the new file is. That way AE will automatically locate any other files that were also moved to the new location.
This way, you can move a folder with thousands of files to a new location or drive, and have AE find them all by just showing it where one of the files is.
- Jonas Hummelstrand