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  • Mon, Jan 16 2012 5:42 PM

    • Def1412
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    Lost Project

    I have a project whose folders are gone missing.  This is an old project that is finally gaining some interest.  When i start Avid, the project is not there.  Looked in Avid projects folder and in the attic as well.  The media files are still on their respective drives and the project shows up in the media tool as do the source files.  Is there any way to recreate the project from this point backwards?  Or am I looking at starting from scratch. 

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  • Mon, Jan 16 2012 6:00 PM In reply to

    Re: Lost Project

    Try a Windows "search" for the project name, in case it's in a different location than you think (Private vs Shared, etc).  If it really doesn't exist in an Avid Projects folder, or the Avid Attic, and you have no external backup copies, then yes, you'll need to start from scratch.

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  • Mon, Jan 16 2012 6:17 PM In reply to

    Re: Lost Project

    The media tool lists the project because media exists that was created by that project. So that's of little help.

    Obviously you could drag all the clips from media tool into a new bin in a new project and hope you ahve all the media online. But without the project you have no creative information.

    Did you not keep a backup of the project somewhere? 101 for Avid clearly advices taking a copy of the project each day to another drive or USB stick.

    The Attic will slowly over time purge old bins as new ones are saved. So not much hope there.

     

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    • Def1412
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    Re: Lost Project

    As I had mentioned, this was an old project and while there are .mov of the finished short film I'm wanting to go back into the edit.  As to backup, I haven't found the files where they should normally be on other drives.  And for the reference to 'Avid 101'.  I don't think this project has been touched in over four years or more.

    So it would seem that the answer is to start from scratch and recreate wjhat is on the dvd.  A lot of work considering there are fifteen hours of video.

     

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  • Mon, Jan 16 2012 7:41 PM In reply to

    Re: Lost Project

    Def1412:
    for the reference to 'Avid 101'.  I don't think this project has been touched in over four years or more

    4 yrs, 4 months, 4 days... doesn't matter.  If you had a backup of the Avid Project folder, then you'd have all the Bins and project organization, and most importantly the final sequence.  It should be a simple job to locate the old project, open the Bin into any new project and relink the media etc to get back to where the project was the last time it was touched. 

    Def1412:
    So it would seem that the answer is to start from scratch and recreate wjhat is on the dvd.

    If you don't have the Sequence, yes... that's you're only option.

     

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