I would try it this way.
Copy the originalsource files to new location.
Make all the files in the project bin(s) offline (Do Not Delete them from the HD when offered the choice)
Save and close the project.
Re- Open the Project and relink to the New Location.. Relinking one should relink them all.
I think that may be the best way.
but as long as you're experimenting, I'd try project manager and the "collect" option. but project manager has been unpredictable over the years in various ways. Have not tested on CS5 yet.
If you're feeling enterprising, you can also crack open a copy of your project file (emphasis on the COPY--don't use the original) in a text editor (don't use something like Word, though). Do a search-and-replace for the original file path(s) and indicate the new path in the replace box. For example:
Search for: d:\this-project\footage\files-a
Replace with: e:\that-project\footage\all-files
Do that for each file path, save the project file, and when you open it everything should already be relinked. I use this process frequently as I'm moving projects around between multiple machines all the time.
Ok I will try that.
Also, wow, I never knew that you could edit the PPROJ file with a text editor. See that, you live..and learn.
Yep, they're just XML documents with a fancy extension. My personal preference for text editing is Notepad++; very powerful application, it is. It can add a context menu item so that when you right-click a file in Explorer, you can open that file up directly in Notepad++, even if the extension is associated with a different application--as a PRPROJ extension obviously would be.
I would like to put ALL of my targas & dpx files into 1 folder.
I personally recommend one do this before importing and editing rather than after.