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Tara Devlin
Linking a main javascript file to an external drive or Dropbox?
on Dec 13, 2018 at 4:05:00 pm

Hi Everyone,

I am not sure if this is a question for this forum or for a javascript forum, so please bear with me.

On a folder on my desktop, I have a .jx file that links to expressions code that changes the copy and colors in an After Effects project.

I moved this folder to an external drive in order to be able to work on multiple computers. Unfortunately, no matter what I do, AE will not reference the document I'm pointing it to.

So, my question for the javascript experts here is this: Can I link AE to a javascript file on an external drive (or Dropbox) or does it have to remain on my desktop?



Does anyone know if this can be done?


I'm sure I'm not the only person who has encountered this. I'm not a javascript expert, clearly.

Thank you all for any help or direction.

Best,

Tara

For example, right now the code that is working looks like this:

<i>'/Users/taradevlin/Desktop/ae-projects/alerts/template-profiles/default-alert.js';</i><i></i>

The code that AE won't see (on an external drive) looks like this:

<i>'/Volumes/freelance-projects-backup/ae-projects/alerts/template-profiles/default-alert.js</i>


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Tara Devlin
Re: Linking a main javascript file to an external drive or Dropbox?
on Dec 14, 2018 at 4:12:20 pm

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to update this in case someone else has the same question.

I was able to get this to work.

As someone in a different forum said, if the code is written correctly, it should work even if it points to an external drive or dropbox. Well, I ended up downloading a little app called "path snagger" and the path that it copied worked.

There were a few "\" in there that I wouldn't have put in myself.

For example - this is the path that worked.

'/Users/taradevlin/Dropbox/FREELANCE\ PROJECTS\ \(Selective\ Sync\ Conflict\)/ae-projects/alerts/template-profiles/default-alert.js';

So I guess the app copied it correctly.

Happy AE'ing!

Best, Tara


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