Hello dear folks.
I have just moved my Final Cut Pro X files – Final Cut Events and Final Cut Projects folders – from my Movies folder on the Macbook HD and onto a new external FireWire drive ('External'). Initially I moved the Projects within FCPX from the HD to the External, but I had to abort this, as it became clear the FCPX was in fact copying the files onto the same HD – essentially duplicating my the work locally, and very fast emptying my Macbook HD.
So instead I quit FCPX and headed to Finder, where I copied the Final Cut Events and Final Cut Projects folders from HD onto External. 40 minutes later the transfer was complete. The folders and the folders and files within them are on External.
But open FCPX and there are no events or projects visible in neither HD nor External. The Clip library just gives me an automatic blank Import Files / From Camera viewer.
How can I locate my projects and events in Final Cut Pro X, and continue to work on my project?
I hope someone can help – thanks a lot!
Sorry, your descriptions are not very clear - and I don't mean to be rude but don't have time to read all that stuff.
The events and projects will not always show up if you have more than one drive mounted with events and projects on it, at the same time. FCP X seems to get confused.
With your events and projects back on the System drive in the Movies folder (in other words with everything back where it was originally). Make sure FCP X is not running and eject all your other drives that may have projects or events on them.
What do you see now?
You should not move events and projects with Finder (it's not clear from what I've read of your posts how you moved them). Duplicate the projects and events from within FCP X (of course this can only happen when it's reading the stuff).
At times it's also not clear to me from your comments whether you're talking about finder, or FCP X.