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Change offline media to online. was created by phiwe

I was editing a wedding saving on an external hard drive, also saved some on laptop hard drive. Now my external hard drive fell & i cant access files.

The files on laptop are offline, how do i get them to be online so i can continue with my work while my external hard drive is away for fixing?
12 Sep 2018 14:58 #1

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Replied by DoctorZen on topic Change offline media to online.

If you don't have a copy of the off-line files on your computer's Hard Drive and they are only located on the External Hard Drive, there is nothing you can do.

If the files from your broken Hard Drive are also on your computer's Hard Drive, you need to swap out the files in your Vegas project.

Open your Vegas project and when the pop-up window says the files are missing, you need to locate and select the identical versions that are on your computer's HD.
Once the project is loaded, go to Save As immediately and save with a new file name.
Then go to Tools/Clean Project Media
This will remove all files that are not in use.
Now save your project again.
Now there should be nothing off-line.
Remember to turn everything off at least once a week, including your brain, then sit somewhere quiet and just chill out.
Unplugging is the best way to find solutions to your problems.
Peace :)
12 Sep 2018 16:42 #2

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Replied by phiwe on topic Change offline media to online.

Struggling here. When a pop up window for missing file appears i click to specify a new location. After clicking OK i cant find the file. Even if i search for it i cant find it but the offline file is there if i look for it outside msp12.

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Replied by DoctorZen on topic Change offline media to online.

You need to manually replace all the files that cannot be found.
If you definitely know where each file lives on your computer, don't use the Search function!
Instead select Specify a new location or replacement file.
Navigate to the folder where missing files are and select the first file that Vegas says is missing.
You will need to do each missing file one at a time.
Rinse and repeat...



It is extremely important to follow the steps in my previous reply after doing this.
Clean the project media and re-save using a different file name.
This will make sure that references to missing media are removed from the project file, otherwise the same problem will happen every time you open the old project file.

These type of errors never just randomly happen.
Something happened to cause this - what normally happens is that people forget what they accidentally did.
I've done this exact same thing myself more than once!
Remember to turn everything off at least once a week, including your brain, then sit somewhere quiet and just chill out.
Unplugging is the best way to find solutions to your problems.
Peace :)
21 Sep 2018 13:01 #4
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Replied by phiwe on topic Change offline media to online.

I am doin as you say but the file does not show up on my laptop. But the files on the hard drive i can see it outside msp.
21 Sep 2018 20:18 #5

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Replied by phiwe on topic Change offline media to online.

I mean but the file is there on the hard drive.
21 Sep 2018 20:25 #6

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Replied by phiwe on topic Change offline media to online.

Can anyone help me here. May b post a link on this topic?
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Replied by ericlnz on topic Change offline media to online.

You need to clarify what you are doing please.

Are you opening the project file (vf) on your pc or laptop?
Are the video files it needs on your pc or laptop?
25 Sep 2018 21:22 #8

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Replied by DoctorZen on topic Change offline media to online.

Can anyone help me here. May be post a link on this topic?


I don't know what else I can say.
I can't see your computer, so I don't know what I cannot see.

If the files are located on an External Hard Drive, make sure to connect the Hard Drive before your you boot up Vegas.
Also make sure to connect the Hard Drive to the same USB port on the computer, every time you work in Vegas.
If you originally created the project with the Hard Drive connected to USB port A, Vegas will think the drive is missing if you connect the Hard Drive to USB port B.

The Explorer tab in Vegas can get upset when you changed the USB port recorded for any external Hard Drive.
If something goes wrong, the only way to fix this error is to RESET the program.
Reset instructions here:
www.moviestudiozen.com/doctor-zen-faq/573-how-to-reset-sony-software-to-default-settings#a1

Re-booting your computer may also help.

Then follow the instructions I have already provided for you in a previous reply here:
www.moviestudiozen.com/forum/movie-studio-platinum/2032-change-offline-media-to-online#10359
Remember to turn everything off at least once a week, including your brain, then sit somewhere quiet and just chill out.
Unplugging is the best way to find solutions to your problems.
Peace :)
25 Sep 2018 23:24 #9

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Replied by phiwe on topic Change offline media to online.

ericlnz wrote: You need to clarify what you are doing please.

Are you opening the project file (vf) on your pc or laptop?
Are the video files it needs on your pc or laptop?


Opening project file (VF) on laptop. Edit was done on external hard drive but also saved on laptop. External drive broke. Now project files on laptop r offline. I need to know how to get them to be online so i can proceed with edit.
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