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Lawrence Gray
Lost Project Files
on Apr 3, 2016 at 12:55:45 pm

I've got Final Cut 10.2.2

I was working on projects that I transferred from one library to a new Library because the disc I saved the original library to ran out of space. So I was editing on a new disc with a terabyte of space. The background transfer of the project and files was signalled as having been completed. I had closed FCX and opened it with no problem.

While working on a project the disc drive dropped a connection for some reason. I believe a loose thunderbolt connection. And FCPX asked me to close the library. It offered no other choice but to Check Again, which it would not do despite the disc being connected again and available in finder.

So I closed the library and reopened it to find all project files and all media missing.

The library package appears to be intact in finder. However FCPX refuses to open any of the contents.

The media in the library appear to be links to the original media on the other disc rather than media that has transferred to that library.

The CurrentVersionFCP.event files appear to be there. I assume that's where the project files are.

Is there anyway of getting FCPX to recognise any of these?

This is a very serious glitch in FCPX if cannot be remedied.


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: Lost Project Files
on Apr 3, 2016 at 8:29:44 pm

What happened when you tried to restore one of the automatic backups of the library? It's not going to solve the missing media but if the library recognises you have media, you should be able to consolidate it back.

Personally, I avoid internally managed media because I find FCPX is much better at recovering from issues with, and relinking to externally managed media.

Jeff Kirkland | Video Producer | Southern Creative Media | Melbourne Australia
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Lawrence Gray
Re: Lost Project Files
on Apr 3, 2016 at 11:33:47 pm

Yes. Managed to reconnect from a backup.

By the way, what do you mean by internally managed?

I am using an external drive. So I assume that's what you reccomend?

For reasons I haven't yet worked out the external drive seems to disconnect. Must be a loose connection.


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: Lost Project Files
on Apr 4, 2016 at 12:20:25 am

I was talking about whether the media is stored inside the fcpx library or externally in the Finder. From what you said, I thought you may have been using internally managed media.

Externally managed media is represented inside the Library by links to the actual media and FCPX seems much better at recovering and relinking if that's the case. Internally managed media is actually stored inside the event and I've found if something goes wrong, and FCPX suddenly thinks the media is missing, it's much more likely that FCPX will fail to relink.

Jeff Kirkland | Video Producer | Southern Creative Media | Melbourne Australia
http://www.southerncreative.com.au | G+: http://gplus.to/jeffkirkland | Twitter: @jeffkirkland


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