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  • Sun, Nov 25 2018 6:24 PM

    • Mike Milo
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    Write protect a drive

    This has probably been addressed before. Is there a permenant way to prevent MC8.4 from writing to a particular drive, in my case a network drive or the system drive? MC seems to pick the drive with the most room., It includes media, renders,etc. I want it to always write to a media drive that is in the PC.


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  • Mon, Nov 26 2018 8:12 AM In reply to

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    Re: Write protect a drive

    You can set Your preferences in the Media creation settings, Project window, Settings tab. You can also create a readolny dummy AvidMediaFiles folder or text file in a chosen drive to prevent MC from writing to that drive.

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    peace luca

  • Mon, Nov 26 2018 8:19 AM In reply to

    • Lukas Boeck
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    Re: Write protect a drive

    What Luca said. 2nd half is your solution imho.

    create an empty .txt named Avid MediaFiles.

    copy to the drive you don't want to write to, right click -> properties -> set hidden.

    then it doesn't even produce visual cluttering.


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