11 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2012 7:07 AM by shippo_uk
Richard Burns Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

since upgrading to 10.0.1.. i get this error everytime the program opens.. but the program opens... Anybody have an idea of what to do?  I restarted the computer...


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.1), 2.93 ghz intel core i7
  • vagabund55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am experiencing the very same problem after the upgrade to 10.0.1. The error message appears only after I choose to "update" the existing Events and Projects in my collection (the other choice being 'Ignore'). FCPX says it needs to convert the existing material to the new format, but apparently it would leave them untouched.

  • andynick Level 5 Level 5 (4,925 points)

    Have you tried trashing your preferences?

     

    I can't promise anything but faults like this can often be fixed by clearing out FCP X's preferences (for some reason, they get knotted up from time to time).

     

    Download Digital Rebellion's Preference Manager (free, simple to use, and quite safe).

    http://www.digitalrebellion.com/prefman/

     

    With Pref Manager, you can backup the Prefs first, then if trashing makes no difference, you can restore all your settings.

     

    If you trash them and don't restore them, you will need to go over your FCP X settings again, so it's a great idea to backup Preferences from time to time when FCP X is working well, then you can ditch the bad prefs and restore from your (Digital Rebellion) backup.

     

    It's worth a try.

    Andy

  • sab1978 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am still getting this error as well. I have tried the Digital Rebellion Pref Manager, trashed prefs and no dice...Any other suggestions? Its driving me nuts.

  • gpdawson Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I'm also getting this error. Open app, create a new project, edit it, close app, reopen it. No projects are found. Some events are found (same ones each time), but most not. The project and event files do still exist in the Movies/Final Cut Events and Final Cut Projects folder.

     

    My best guess is a permissions problem - but what folder/s file/s to modify permissions on? I've set all users to all permissions on the above two folders, but no difference - problem still occurs.

     

    Preference Manager does nothing useful for this issue.

  • yobaby Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    FWIW, I have upgraded from FCP X 10.0.0  to FCP X 10.0.1:

     

    1.  Now see "The operation couldn’t be completed. Invalid argument" every time I launch FCP.    A couple of weeks of clean up efforts, and trying to clean up any unnecessary complexity on my system.   Still get this.

     

    2.  Projects have also disappeared (but mercifully) after reboot of Mac Pro, have re-appeared.

  • Jakarta Brent Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is also happening when I launch FCPx  It starts.. but with that error.

  • andynick Level 5 Level 5 (4,925 points)

    Do you have a second hard drive (maybe a backup) that is mounted at the same time and which contains identical Events and / or FCPX Projects?

    FCP X cannot cope with this.

     

    If you have projects or events on another drive, either eject it before launching FCP X or move the files from the root of that drive, into a folder.

    Andy

  • gpdawson Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Yes, the second drive (backup) does seem to be involved, as the events seem to be listed on it instead of the hard drive. But if I eject the backup drive, open FCPX, create events and a project on the HD, and then close it, then on next re-open the events are missing (so project exists and shows missing media). And if I close and reopen again the project has disappeared too.

     

    So in other words, there is still a problem whether or not the second drive is mounted.

  • yobaby Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, Andy.    There is a backup drive.   I'm not sure if I'm out of the woods yet, but clearly I need to make sure that backups of the "Final Cut Projects" and "Final Cut Events" stay off the root of volumes.     I will continue to play around, but thanks for the insight.

  • Grailz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a RAID and a portable lacie that I use to edit when I'm on the road.  I transer the files from the RAID onto the portable drive so the projects match.  I accidentally started up FCP X after I'd finished transfering everything over and I got the 'invalid argument' dialogue.  Took me a few tries to figure it out, but once I disconnected the travel drive, the dialogue disappeared.

  • shippo_uk Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    gpdawson wrote:

     

    Yes, the second drive (backup) does seem to be involved, as the events seem to be listed on it instead of the hard drive. But if I eject the backup drive, open FCPX, create events and a project on the HD, and then close it, then on next re-open the events are missing (so project exists and shows missing media). And if I close and reopen again the project has disappeared too.

     

    So in other words, there is still a problem whether or not the second drive is mounted.

    EXACTLY the same is happening to me

    I started this thread on it in case its any help to you?

    But I STILL dont have a solution

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/17060395#17060395