Camtasia 9: How can you 'Update Media' for your entire Clip Bin like in Camtasia 8?

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Hi everyone!
I've just started using Camtasia 9 recently. One thing I noticed is that if I change the name of the directory for my project and/or clip bin files I cannot just point to the new location when I open the project. I  get an error locating the files and it continues to open the project then showing that all the files are missing. Then I have to 'update media' for each item in the Clip Bin. :(
In Camtasia 8, under these same circumstances, I would get a dialog when the project was being opened and could at that point, identify where the file was and it would automatically update the location of all the remaining files if they were in that same location.
Has anyone encountered this or know of a way to do a mass update media?

Thanks in advance,
Mar
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if you are moving Camtasia files around, a best practice is to export the project as a zip [file menu], then put the zip where you want, then import the zip into Camtasia

that way, all the files stay together
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Thanks, I was trying to avoid that.
I use different directories to organize Narration, Media, Project, etc and with the export as zip/import it ends up putting them all one directory so I lose my structure. Also, sometimes I have to change the name of the  directory for the project, so not really moving files around.
Cheers!
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While not the solution you want, you can edit the project file to reference the new folders.  Of course, make a backup before editing; not that you would make any mistakes...

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Thanks for the suggestion, to confirm, do you mean edit the actual .tscproj using Notepad or some kind of file editor?
Is there a single entry for certain media locations, or would I have to still update 1 by 1? (Though it will definitely be easier to copy/paste rather than 'Update Media' and find each file 1 by 1...which has been painful to this point)

Cheers,
Mar
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BTW, I was able to edit the project file and update the locations. Thank goodness, I had over 100 media items which would have taken a very very long time to update manually in Camtasia itself. Thanks ExpertNovice!
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Glad it worked for you.
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Can you explain exactly how you updated the camproj file? I'm having the same issue, in Camtasia 8 it would automatically figure out the new folder location based on one selection, now it requires every single one individually.
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In CS8 I would right click the file and open with Notepad.



BTW, from the following statements by Mar B I assume C9 uses a suffix of .tscproj instead of .camproj.

Thanks for the suggestion, to confirm, do you mean edit the actual .tscproj using Notepad or some kind of file editor?

and later

BTW, I was able to edit the project file and update the locations



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Yes, IS there a way to 'batch' update media locations. Zipping and importing helps a lot, but what I you want to put clips into subfolders?
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?  WTH?  1500 lines in my 9.0 project file  And I got to update all 300 pic locations with find and replace?
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Agree. The ability to batch update media locations (as provided in C8) is highly desirable. Zipping and importing is not as convenient, by a long way.
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Still no solution for this?   This feature is highly needed. Sometimes we optimize our folders and try to declutter but having to look for EVERY file and update is a pain.  Camtasia 8 handled this better
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I found a workaround.  You can move your pictures or whatever media is missing into the same folder that your green save file is in and for some reason it can find them just fine.  It works but sucks because now I can't keep my folders organized and have to scroll around through hundreds of other craps just to find my project.... 
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This worked perfectly. Thank you, you saved me hand associating hundreds of files. Techsmith, bring back some of the cool stuff you had in Camtasia 8, like the update media, the shift drag and more... they are sorely, sorely missed. 
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glad I could help. Hey Techsmith? Ya'll need to listen to Grace and bring back that goodie good from number 8
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Hi Techsmith, it's absolutely ridiculous and unnecessary that you can't point to a directory and update the media all at once! Can you hear all of these people requesting this? I'm actually on a Mac so make sure you fix it for us as well. 

I work from home sometimes and when I bring the files to work it always gets confused about the image location although I keep the same relationship of authoring and media. 
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Ditto on all of the above. Same issue, in Camtasia 9. Why can't I update the asset location folder all at once instead of one by one? 

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librown

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Hi Techsmith, I hope you are listening. This should be an easy fix.
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What a backward step from Techsmith! NOT how you look after your customers
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What is the proper to transfer project files between office and home with Camtasia 2018 now? I noticed the path info in tscproj file. If I do a global find and replace with notepad ++ will that work?

Thanks,
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We still have the same issue as we have to update the clips one by one! I am just UNHAPPY as I was asked to redo all my paths according to some direction change at my office and therefore all of the files are moved to different location. Only to fix this will take me forever!

Any news on a Fix?????
Camtasia are you lsitening???

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are you using Camtasia 2019?

and by "update the clips" do you mean locate missing project files?; or do you mean replace existing project media with different files?
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Camtasia 9

Meaning locate missing project files

(like in Camtasia 8 you would select one and the entire list would update to the same folder, not in Camtasia 9 )

I am not the one who decides on the office budget and therefore having an update to Camtasia 2019 is not an option at the moment

regards
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thanks for the clarification

do you have or can you zip the original project?

if you have a safe zipped archive, try this ...

import the zip into Camtasia 9; since files are missing, you should get the warning; skip/cancel; or re-import but use the option not to open project after extracting files; this will give you a folder with all project files [except ones that are missing] 

I assume your new files have same name as the missing files?

then copy/paste all the new files into the extracted files folder

re-launch the project, and it should see the new [replacement] files

does that work?
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That does not work
Camtasia wants to link the files (to it's original place) but the files has been moved so I still get the same message as I need to update the medias 

In Camtasia 8 when the same situation appeared Camtasia would (guess) that all files have been moved to the same place and after selecting the path for the first missing file Camtasia would simply use the same path for all of them, now we have to identify the path one at the time for all the files this is non sense and it takes forever when we have to reorganize files
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the process works; I just tested again in Camtasia 9 with a broken project; the method suggested above worked

try this ...

copy the missing media into the same directory/folder where the tscproj file lives

load that project again, and it should load OK; Camtasia 9 looks in the folder containing the tscproj file for any missing files

I'll post a screencast about this shortly
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How To Fix Camtasia 9 Project That Has Missing Media Files 2019-06-17
https://www.screencast.com/t/D89DSOzc