Apple Final Cut Pro X Forum
Opening Archived Project
Opening Archived Project
by Elizabeth Cooz on Oct 10, 2018 at 9:22:22 pm

If I have archived a project with all of the files and motion content stored in the library should I be able to open it and see all of my media? If opening it from an external drive is there anything I will have to re-link?


Re: Opening Archived Project
by Jeff Kirkland on Oct 12, 2018 at 7:45:30 pm

The answer is that usually you’re ok and there shouldn’t be any re-linking but in reality, you need to test the archive as soon as it’s created because, in my experience at least, FCPX is very good at leaving things out and I never fully trust it to have archived things properly.

Open the FCPX library package in the Finder and check that all the media is actually there and not just an alias, waiting to make your life miserable later on.

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