So it is normal to see other prokect files within the innapropriate file name.
If you have not been keeping track of your designated scratch disk, yes.
If this is so, what happens when I trash a project i have finished with or media manage it to another hardrive?
If you trash a project's scratch disk location that happens to contain files unrelated to that project, those unrelated files will be trashed as well.
If you media manage a project, FCP knows where all the files are, and what the correct paths to those files are, and will locate them correctly regardless of where your current scratch disk is set to (providing you have not trashed them first). Media Manager will not have a problem locating the files pertinent to the project unless they have been moved, trashed, or re-named at the finder level.
So just to understand...if i start to work on an old project, I must redirect the scratch disc each time.
Some times dim witted I am.
So project 1...bob's uncle
project 2. mary's lobotomy new scratch disc setting
change, back to bob's uncle, must go into system settings and direct scratch disc again to bob's uncle??