Archive to an external drive...

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I started out working with projects on an external HD because Camtasia is eating up my local disk space like a bored teenager.  Also, it didn't take me long to work out that Camtasia isn't too happy about sharing the refrigerator when it comes to saving, rendering complex timelines and uploading.  Let alone trying to do anything else other than go for a coffee, when those things are going on.

So now I want to work on a project on my internal drive and then archive to an external drive.  I want to be able to transfer the project and everything it needs to an archive with a view then transferring back to the internal drive if I need to work on it again.  I have had a few catastrophic crashes in the last couple of weeks.

So my question is, what is the best way to quickly transfer a project to another location and then completely eradicate any evidence of it from the source drive to make room for the next one?
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martcol

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Joe Morgan

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On windows you export a Zipped project.
That zipped folder contains media files and everything contained in the  project.
So you won't need  them stored on the main drive down the road.

Then you unzip the project from it's new location.

Re-Zip to move again if desired.

I'm not a MAC user, so I cannot confirm this is your best approach.
Although, I'm quite certain it probably is.

Look for further instructions from a MAC user or contact support for a definitive answer }:>)

Regards,Joe
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martcol

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Thanks Joe,

I think that's how it happens although Camtasia does have (Windows) next to the .zip option.
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The default behavior for Camtasia on Mac is to save all the necessary files into the .cmproj package.  This is entirely self contained, and can be copied  from one disk to another.  You will be able to open up that project from an external drive.  This is the default behavior, and unless you unchecked the 'Save As Standalone' option in the save dialog, this will be the state of every .cmproj you have created.

So all you have to do is copy the .cmproj to another location, and then delete the original.  There is no need to do anything else.

-Stephen
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Thanks Stephen.  That's pretty straightforward.