Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2011 3:11 PM (in response to LawrenceFerr01)
The drive volume has to have the same name and directory.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2011 7:44 PM (in response to Meg The Dog)
Thanks. How do I do give the "drive volume" the same name and directory?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2011 8:28 PM (in response to LawrenceFerr01)
The path that Final Cut is expecting to find the media files must be identical. If your external drive on your desktop is named "Fred" and the files are in a folder named "Project One" then the external that is connecting to your laptop that you transferred the files to also needs to be named "Fred" and the files also need to be in a folder named "Project One".
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2011 10:41 AM (in response to LawrenceFerr01)
Are you asking how to rename drives and folders? If so, I'd really suggest you do some basic reading on the mac OS. If you click on the name of a file, folder or drive in the finder and then click again (not too quickly), you'll be allowed to rename. You can also select the file, folder or drive and hit command-i which loads the info window. Renaming is pretty intuitive there.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2011 5:56 PM (in response to Michael Grenadier)
I actually do have both harddrives labeled the same. ( I thought you were referrring to some hidden file somewhere.)
The harddrives are both labeled the same
All of the folders and files inside the folders were directly copied from the RIAD on my desktop, so there are no
files that are differently labled.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2011 6:07 PM (in response to LawrenceFerr01)
And the route to those files are exactly the same?
On drive one, for example, it is something like "DriveName/FinalCutPro Documents/Capture Scratch/MyProject/MediaFiles" (where each "/" indicates a folder)?
and is exactly the same on the other drive? If so it should indeed be finding the media files.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2011 8:26 AM (in response to Meg The Dog)
I do this all the time without any problems, so double check as Meg suggests. One way to check. Select a media file on your desktop system and hit command-i. In the file info window, you'll find the file path in General/ Where. Make sure it matches that of the same file on your notebook system.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2011 5:55 PM (in response to Meg The Dog)
Thanks for that information. You saved me many frustrating hours reonnecting media. I am grateful for your help!