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TOPIC: How to move source media files

How to move source media files 3 months, 3 weeks ago #194259

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I was looking everywhere and couldn't figure out where I was going wrong. I finally answered my own question. Thought I'd post it here to help other weary travellers.

TLDR:
  • close down Lightworks entirely
  • move the files in the OS
  • reopen Lightworks and the project
  • open Filters.Clips
  • from the cog menu (top right) choose Media.Repair
  • navigate to the files' new location and click OK
  • hope it worked


I made a project using media imported from a 'Captures' folder (default location for screen capture tool) and wanted to move the source media files to a different folder.

When I moved the files in the OS (Win 10), then reopened the project, all the clips were just black. There is no sign of any error with the clips and no option to repair or relink the media. If I try to repair the bin, it says no clips need repairing. So I just have black media. If I put the files back in their original place, it all goes back how it was.

All the search results talked about relink or repair options, but Lwks wouldn't let me, as it didn't recognise the clips were broken.

Finally I tried closing down Lightworks entirely, then moving the files. This time, I got the option to repair the media, and it actually worked. Hooray.
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