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Rodrigo Pestana
Importing FIles without storing it in recent files
on Jun 24, 2018 at 6:32:51 am

Hello!

Theres a way to open / import files without storing this in recent files or without showing its path
when i try to open a new file (that takes the user to this last opened / imported files too)?

Thanks guys.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Importing FIles without storing it in recent files
on Jun 24, 2018 at 9:42:21 pm

Sorry, but I don't understand what you're trying to do. Are you referring to AE's File>Open Recent command?

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Rodrigo Pestana
Re: Importing FIles without storing it in recent files
on Jun 25, 2018 at 3:04:45 am

Thanks, you're right. Im trying to avoid storing this path there.

Id like to "slilently" importing files.

Oh, and thanks for helping! :)



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Walter Soyka
Re: Importing FIles without storing it in recent files
on Jun 25, 2018 at 11:02:04 am

Try dragging and dropping the file from Explorer or Finder into the project instead of using the Import command.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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Rodrigo Trovao
Re: Importing FIles without storing it in recent files
on Jun 26, 2018 at 3:21:22 am

Thanks Walter for your answer, the problem im doing this through scripting... :)



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Walter Soyka
Re: Importing FIles without storing it in recent files
on Jun 26, 2018 at 10:26:36 am

[Rodrigo Trovao] "Thanks Walter for your answer, the problem im doing this through scripting... :)"

An important detail!

No way I can think of to do this directly... but if you really want to do this, you could locate the After Effects preferences file on disk, parse it for the "Most Recently Used (MRU) Search v2" section and "MRU Footage Path ID #" keys, then re-import then remove the files referenced there.

(You can't use the app.settings object because it's sandboxed to a specific section of the preferences file, and you won't be able to re-import referenced MRU files that are no longer on disk.)

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
@keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]


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Rodrigo Trovao
Re: Importing FIles without storing it in recent files
on Jun 29, 2018 at 4:25:04 am

Thanks for helping anyway! :)



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