Can you change the default folder that is open in the library when Camtasia is launched?

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I have a custom folder in the library that contains all the customised callouts and title screens etc that I use in my recordings. Each time I open Camtasia (8.4.3) and go to the library, the current folder is always Theme - Behind a Cloud, so I have to close this and navigate up to my custom folder. Is there a way that I can make my custom library folder the open that is initially displayed when Camtasia is launched?
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Joe Morgan

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Yes there is, You can create a custom Library with only the assets you want and use. You  select everything that want to use in your new library and you export  it as a zip file "libzip".
You can then Import that as a new Library.

Kayakman Knows the Best Way to go about this so I recommend waiting to hear his advice before you actually do anything.

Regards, Joe


 
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Thanks Joe, If I do this, will all my previous .camproj files know where my custom assets are?
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No, That's why I was deferring to Kayakman for input. He understands the Library better than anyone I'm aware of. His input is worth the wait.
I believe you can create a  Libzip with all current assets in case you need to go back and work on a previous project. Then just switch the Library temporarily for that purpose. 
But I cannot advise correctly, I just wanted you to get the best advice from a guy who seems to know best. A library is something you must be very careful with, your follow up question indicates that you understand this as well.
Kayakman is dependable, I would expect some feedback very soon.
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if you just want to see and work with your custom assets, select their folder, right click, and export library; this will create a libzip file

select everything else in library, export those assets too

delete all library assets except your custom assets folder [again, assuming you have exported library assets for safe keeping

you could move all those assets from within their folder to the top root level of the library

at a later time, if you need to, you can import your custom assets libzip to restore them

best practice is to work with small library collections as it improves CS load times, and frees up system drive space; storing lots of sequence assets in library [like entire projects] can consume lots of disk space

re your camprojs that use library assets, just to be safe, always export them as a zip [file menu] to create safe archives before deleting any library assets they use
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And here he is now, looks like you responded as I was typing.LOL
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Excellent! Thanks Joe and kayakman.

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