In this tutorial I am going to show you how to Import an Old Project made with an older version of Vegas Pro or Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum.
Then how to Re-Save it in the New Project Folder for the New Version of Vegas you have just installed. I am also going to show you what happens when Media Files go missing and Vegas cannot load your old project properly into your Newer Version of Vegas.
Please note that this is not something that you really need to do unless you are working on an existing older project using your newly installed version of Vegas.
Searching for Lost Files
Poor file management can lead to mass confusion when using any version of Vegas. If you move folders around on your computer and forget that there are media files in these folders that are being used in Old or New Vegas Projects, then next time you Open these projects up, you will discover that you have missing files.
When this happens, Vegas cannot load up your project until you have found the new location of your files. Fortunately Vegas has an inbuilt Search Wizard which will help you locate any missing files. Once all these files have been found, you then need to RE-SAVE the project immediately so that the new file locations are locked in. The reason why I have just rambled on about this topic, is because it is not uncommon for this scenario to occur when Transferring Old Projects into a New Project Folder - especially when you buy or build a new computer and start transferring all your old files onto new hard drives.
I have another FAQ article which shows in more detail how to find your missing files here:
How to find Missing Media Files for my Vegas Projects ?
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