Files are missing from the project!

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Hello friends!

I have a problem!

There is a project that I created, but the images disappeared I believe because I changed folders.

Sometimes I throw images in the trash or other folder without remembering that it is being used in a camtasia project.

There is a way to avoid this kind of situation.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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Jack Bauer

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Posted 7 months ago

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Hi Jack
The only thing i can recommend is creating a media folder on a second hard drive or a second partition somewhere it is easy accessible .Then pin that to you quick access menu in Windows Explorer.
Store all picture and videos and customized videos in separate folders in there .
Then in Camtasia create a new Library >Left Click Default > Left Click Create New Library 

 In the Bottom Left Hand of the Library List there is a "+" button

Left click on the button > Left click on the Import Media to Library .

That is it .
As long as you have that folder and file in the same place this will always be available.

I hope helps.
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in the future, always export projects as zip if you think you'll need to edit them further; zipping will gather all files used in the project into the zip archive; keep the archive in a safe place; to use that project again, import the zip into Camtasia [function on file menu]
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Jack Bauer

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Thanks, friends for the instructions!
I will definitely use each of these tips.
You guys helped me a lot, thanks again.
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Joe Morgan

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Bear in mind, both of these approaches create duplicate assets.

If you project is 10GB, so are the zipped projects.
You can safely delete the originals after zipping.
Moving forward would require opening the zipped project to get to it.

The biggest draw back is all the media has now been moved to a new location  "The zipped Project Folder or Zip file.

So if you want to get to the original files in their original location.You'll want to save both copies.
So your need twice the drive capacity to operate this way.
Its effective, but inefficient with regards to hard drive space.
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Jack Bauer

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Thank you!