Found out a way to find the unmangled name: just click the Display Only Exact Name Match tick box in the Link Media dialog box.
Any way, I wonder of doing this as a batch process?
The only way I know of to batch relink is when the project first opens and PP asks "Where is this file?" Typically PP will find all clips in that folder, and only ask again if there are other clips in other folders.
Once you get past that opening procedure ask, I don't know of a way to do it other than one by one.
Thanks for the suggestion, Simon.
But finding to the first missing file brings up that message about the number of audio channels available which is still puzzling me, andthen making me link to them one by one. Not only is it tedious but I know it was stereo before and now it's mono !
I am sure when we recorded it our excellent sound guy would not made it mono so for some reason CS5 is not recognising the full gamut of sound channels recorded. So I am losing a lot of the sound, which is not good to say the least. I may have to start a new thread as to discover why.