is there a (mostly) painless way to move source files?

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I started my "first" project with a few source files, and over time it grew into a pretty complex beast with probably 30 slide images, a dozen or so screen captures, and at least 30 different audio voice-overs.  The problem is that these all live in different (sub)directories, and what I would really like to do is move all these source files into a single location - primarily to just simplify the structure.

However, I can't really risk messing up the project at this point - I can't find any specific notes on how tightly linked a source file and a source location are.  If there's a doc that discusses this I'd love to see it, or if someone could briefly explain what happens if I start moving all these source files around what's going to happen.  
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Joe Morgan

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If you move all your files. Camtasia won't be able to locate them. You would need to repair all the links by updating there location. That's no fun.
The easiest thing to do in your situation?
Export your project as a "Zipped Project" That will export your project and all of the files associated with it.
This makes for a large file but you won't need any of the old files at that point. Everything is in the zipped project.  Your project will open from that zipped project. 
Then, moving forward. You can place the rest of your source files in a common location of your choosing.

Regards, Joe

 
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does exporting as, then re-opening as, a zipped project just change all the links from the project to the source files that now live in the zip archive?  Does this break the case where I want to still be able to edit/change some of the source files?  
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Helpful stuff.  So I should think of the zip file as a fixed thing?  meaning that once the zip file is built, there's no (easy?) way to edit a component of that?
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Here is a Camtasia 7 tutorial that may show you what I have been trying to tell you.
http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-export-project-zip.html

Regards, Joe
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In the File menu, you need to "Import the zipped file"

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