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If the Path has been changed, I find it easiest to let PrPro ask me "where is that file now?" It will help you navigate and even Find the new location. For all Assets in the Project, in the same folder, if you navigate to the first, it will do it for the rest. If the Assets are in different folders, you must just repeat for all folders.
Now, the PRPROJ file is XML, so it can be Opened in a text editor. I'd do this with a copy, in case something goes bad. Just do a Find/Search for that old Path, and change it. Here, I would do a Save_As and increment the file name - again just in case there is something wrong, as you will still have the original.
PS - when migrating Projects via an external HDD, just set the drive letter to be the same in the OS of each computer, so no more lost Paths.
Hunt, thank you again.
I should have asked the question before I moved to the new system. Your final suggestion makes a lot of sense for future readers of this forum planning to migrate to a new hardware system.
"For all Assets in the Project, in the same folder, if you navigate to the first, it will do it for the rest." This never happened for me. This is what I was hoping PPro CS4 would do. All the assets are in the same folder. I navigated to the first asset, selected it, and PPro asked me for the next, and the next. I had to repeat the process, one by one. Very tedious process until I selected Skip it all. Maybe I'm "selecting" it incorrectly but it's pretty straight forward and I would think it should work like PPro 2.
If I go the text edit route, I will definitely take your advice and make a copy of the original file. Excellent suggestion.
Good luck with gathering things up again, whichever route you decide to go.