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Similar has happened when users accidentally Imported the default Menu from the Library (usually the Party Menu), and especially when they canceled the Import, the orphan remains. This most often happens WITH Menus, and this is the first time that I have heard of it happening with an Audio Asset, accidentally Imported as a Menu. That should have stopped 100%, with the error message that you got.
If you file is not showing in the Project Panel, or the Orphanage in Flowchart, I would try to build the Project to DVD/BD, and ignore the warning message. This usually works. If not, you might need to start the Project from scratch.
There are several similar threads on the Encore Forum. A search for "orphan" in that forum should yield a lot of hits. I know that I, Jeff Bellune and Stanley Jones commented in most.
Thanks for the input. I did try to create the DVD by ignoring the warning but Encore crapped out - long into the rendering process.
So, there's a bug somewhere - generally, if its there, I'll find it.
While most users have been able to get around the issue by just ignoring the Orphan, they have cause Projects to not Build/Transcode, and it appears that the only recourse is to start from scratch.
Now, if you have Transcoded, and Rendered the Motion Menus, you might have luck by choosing Revert to Original for the Assets, then doing a Save. Open a new/different Project and choose Clean Media Cache. Close out and Open you original Project, and try to Build again.
The Orphan/Phantom Asset is an issue. It seems that there are instances, where these Orphan/Phantom Assets are created, but cannot be Deleted. Not sure why/how this can happen, but it does.
In my experiences, I have accidentally added the default Library Menu, but a simple Delete from the Project Panel has always worked fine, and as it should.