on Jul 27, 2014 at 12:00:12 pm Last Edited By Jack Niedenthal on Jul 27, 2014 at 12:01:53 pm
I lost an entire feature film project in FCPX 10.1.2. Gulp.
I was trying to export to Blu Ray, then tried to just export the file to hard drive, i.e., I gave it 2 commands at the same time. My fault, but then FCPX started acting funny, so I forced quit and restarted FCPX.
When I rebooted, I discover that the feature project is gone, but everything else is there... (the trailer and all the other files, just the one project)
So I tried to restore from the backup that was made an hour earlier. When I select it and then ask for the backup I get a spinning beach ball, but I am not sure if that is FCPX working away or is this FCPX just not able to do anything? Should I force quit again? I have a backup on another hard drive from the previous day, should I just go to that???
This library that I am trying to restore is a fairly big file, 1 TB, could that be what is taking a while? How long should I leave the beach ball spinning before giving up on it?
When you say lost, do you mean that even the footage resources are gone from your hard-drive?
I can see FCPX losing connection to a project but not sure about it deleting an entire project from a physical drive.
Can you snoop around for the project/events folders on your drive?