After working on a few projects I saved and closed each one. After a couple days I returned to work on my files. Each one had the same issue. The media did not appear in the workspace. I was a pic of a message that indicated that the media was pending. This text was written in english and several other languages. My media and files are lost. I cannot playback or retrieve them. I need help.
Where did you put your media?
Can you find your files using Windows Explorer?
Did you by any chance put your media on an external drive?
The message means that PRE cannot find your original video files so, as John asks, you need to find them so you can relink them. If this proves difficult with Windows Explorer and Windows Search features try Everything Search Engine. Once it firsts indexes your drives it is lightening fast to search for files.
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Now, there is a Media Pending message, that means that PrE is working to get the media in an editable state. See this ARTICLE, and let PrE process those media files. I would NOT try to edit, while the processing is taking place.
There is also a Media Offline message, and this ARTICLE will give you tips for that one.