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  • Wed, Mar 7 2018 2:33 AM

    Can't link media from hard drives but I can from my desktop

    I've never had this issue before and I'm not sure why this is happening. I am assistant editing a thesis film that is stored on a Nexis server. I've linked media to this project before. At first I thought the problem was because the media was stored on the nexis. so I tried just linking it from the hard drive my director gave me. But I can't do that either. I thought there was something wrong with the files, they were HD mp4's, but out of curiosity I dropped some of the media from my hard drive onto my desktop and it link's perfectly from there.

    I don't get an error message or anything. Simply nothing happens. Under plugin in the source browser it just says the files can't be linked. But the same exact files can be linked from my desktop. I tried google searching my issue and the only thing that is coming up is how to relink media after it's been moved to a new drive.

    The same issue happens with importing as well. I can import from my desktop but not my drive. And I can't leave media on the desktop. AVID is hosted on school computers and they wipe the desktop's clean every morning.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  • Wed, Mar 7 2018 9:26 AM In reply to

    Re: Can't link media from hard drives but I can from my desktop

    It would help to know more about the system you're working on.  Which version of Media Composer are you running?  Which specific OS? If you edit your user profile, you can add this information so you don't have to type it all the time.  (Look at the bottom of this post for an example.)

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  • Wed, Mar 7 2018 2:18 PM In reply to

    Re: Can't link media from hard drives but I can from my desktop

    illegal character in the folder name or path would be my guess.

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