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Final Cut deleting files  on import

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brothersage Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 8, 2012 3:46 PM

I tried to drag and drop some clips and fcpx deleted the files from where they were, and I cant seart for them, and they arent in the trash, any clue where they went?

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Jan 8, 2012 4:03 PM (in response to brothersage)

    Dragging what from where to where? Are the items in FCP? Are they the event folder? Did you do a finder search on your computer?

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Jan 8, 2012 4:43 PM (in response to brothersage)

    What's dual eyes? Why are you dragging from the event folder? If the media's in the event folder, it's already in FCP.

  • Emilia Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jan 10, 2012 4:57 AM (in response to brothersage)

    Have you looked in the Events Folder with the Finder? If you dont find orginials or aliases there you messed up your system somehow. I noticed that FCPX can sometimes lose the connection to the media files. Simply reimporting the media clip (still in the events folder!) can fix the issue.. at least for me.

  • Emilia Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jan 17, 2012 5:37 AM (in response to brothersage)

    you might try to search your complete HD from the command line?

     

    Open the Terminal and type

     

    find / -name "mediafilename" -print

     

    The "" might not be needed if your mediafilename has no spaces.

  • GuyFriendlyman Calculating status...
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    Apr 14, 2012 9:04 AM (in response to brothersage)

    Did you ever get this sorted out?  I just watched 4 .mov files vanish before my very eyes as I draggged them from my desktop to Final Cut Pro X.

     

    I searched "recently created files" but came back with nothing (though I saw a couple .plist or .info files created at the same moment the files disappeared.  Tried the terminal command, but it denied my permissions.  Retried with a "sudo" preface but to no avail.  The files don't seem to exist anymore.

     

    Any luck?

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