Finding missing source files
by Christian Wheel on May 28, 2011 at 10:54:23 am
In upgrading my OS, a few of my drive letters changed around. I recently had to open an old AE project saved under the old drive structure, and many of my source files were missing (I created this project LONG before I discovered "Collect Files" so you can save that advice, thanks... lol).
I'm certain I HAVE the missing files, but they're off clipart CD's, and have very common filenames across the series.
For example, one of the 50+ missing files is CLIP0241.png -- If I search the drive with my clipart, I get over 200 matches for that file, all different images in different folders (because they were on different CD's).
I need to know what FOLDER the source file was in, and not just the filename. How can I find this out?
(I realize it would be easier to copy the clipart folders back to C: where they were originally and then do Collect Files, but that's impossible on my new tiny SSD drive)
If I could find out what folder each missing file was originally in, I could solve this problem in 10 minutes.
Thanks in advance.
----- Christian Wheel -----
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