In my video timeline it says there are missing files but I actually have the files in media. I don't want to lose my work!

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It was working fine than I got some messages I don't see often. Then when I saved it said there were missing files.
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on the left side of that screenshot, scroll the media up, you'll see the 'ghost' images for the missing media - I think you can right click on them and choose 'locate media'.
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This usually happens because you moved some media, possibly you reorganized the media or relocated the cmproj file. You can also move everything back where it was. For this reason, try to plan a permanent folder relationship for your files before you start. As Jack suggested, right click, or on the Mac it's either control-click or option-click to get the menu that brings up the local file screen.
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Sorry, that's "bring up the locate file seen."
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The items have been moved or deleted. When you open the project you will be prompted with each missing filename and a browse option to tell Camtasia where it is now. Your options:

1) Do this and update Camtasia as to where these exist.

2) Move the files back top their former locations and then reopen the project file and Camtasia will reload your project 100%

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suggestion ...

always export a project as zip is you will need to work with it again

keep the zip archive in a safe place
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Ditto.  The only way you can keep a project contained AND movable is via a zip file.  Any other folder / location, etc only creates a "path" to the media, even when you import it to your clip bin.  Zip is the ONLY way to keep everything together no matter what the original source was