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  • Wed, Oct 22 2014 5:41 AM

    No media can be written to any mounted drive


    I know this error has been discussed earlier and I went through the Avid KB and other forums as well. The problem is Avid MC was working fine on my machine that has the permission for "Everyone" user as "Read Only". Now it doesn't work unless I change the permission to "Read & Write". Issue happens on OS X Mavericks. Has any update with Avid caused this issue?

  • Wed, Oct 22 2014 10:14 AM In reply to

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    Re: No media can be written to any mounted drive

    Are you using your internal system drive as a media drive? It's needed to be 'read & write' since Mavericks came out.

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  • Wed, Oct 22 2014 11:17 AM In reply to

    Re: No media can be written to any mounted drive

    so is it like during installation Avid MC changes the permission during installation and if we do a repair permissions, then the change gets reverted?

  • Sat, Nov 1 2014 6:05 PM In reply to

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    Re: No media can be written to any mounted drive

    This is, I think, the most common error you can get on a mac.

    When is opening media composer scans all the mounted drives and finds if are there disks where he can create the "Avid MediaFiles" folder in the root and operate there.

    Usually is better to keep the OS and media composer on a disk and the footage on other disks.

    But if you need it, you can ctrl-click your hard drive in finder and choose "get info" (or select the drive and press command+I) then at the bottom of the window theres a "condivision and permissions" (or something like that) tab.

    You have to tell the computer that you (or everyone) can read and write there.

    If I remember good you can also create manually the "Avid MediaFiles" (keep attention to spelling and caps letters) folder in the root of the disk and then set the read and write permissions only for it.

  • Sat, Nov 1 2014 6:38 PM In reply to

    Re: No media can be written to any mounted drive

    Since Maverick the Mac OS removes the users permissions to create or writ to folders of the root of the boot drive. So MC can't access that location to create media.

    You have to manually set the permissions. Doing a disk repair permissions will reset the permissions back to blocking access. It's a new Mac OS limitation.

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  • Thu, May 11 2017 3:18 PM In reply to

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    Re: No media can be written to any mounted drive


    Try to delete this "Managed AMA Media Folders.xml"  on Mac os:

    Shared users/Avidmediacomposer/AMA Management/Managed AMA Media Folders.xml

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