Problem with loading used files in the tscproj file Camtasia 9

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When I try to open tscproj file created on other computer, it doesn't load automatically the files used. 

In Camtasia 8, when you load 1 file from the folder, it automatically loads other files located in that folder which are used in sameproject
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Now in Camtasia 9,  I need to load each file separately, one by one
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are you trying to launch a camproj file, or are you importing a zipped project?

what you describe implies you might be trying to open a project file where some of the source files have been moved?
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no, it's tsproj. And yes, it's moved, because I'm editing files from a client, so the path is not the same.

The problem is when you locate one file, it doesn't load the rest of the files used in that tscproj. You need to repeat the loading for each file separately
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The best course of action is to export the project as a zipped project from the first computer.
Then,open it as a zipped project on the other computer.
This will ensure all files and folders are available and you will not need to associate any file locations.Camtasia will already know where they are.

Regards,Joe
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I agree, exporting as zip is okay. But as you know, many clients prefer just sharing their folder via Dropbox and that's it. Exporting 50 videos as zip is time consuming
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Hi Schteck, I see what you're saying, it would be a pain to have to re-select the folder for hundreds of assets.

The tscproj file is just a plain text file.
You could try making a backup of the file first, 
then, on a copy of the file, open it in a text editor like textwrangler.
Depending on how many elements of the structure are repeated, you maybe able to get away with a quick find & replace to update all the paths at once.

For example, below is a bit of one of those files.
I suspect all the media pointers are relative and have "./recordings... in them so you may be able to replace that with the path where the files are located.

I agree it would be great if the software would 're-use' the folder when locating media, but in the mean time this might save you a bit of work.

- Jack
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I'm a little bit frustrated because this feature was available in Camtasia 8
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It looks/feels like Cam9 was a complete re-write. This probably just slipped through the cracks, I suspect they'll add it back in the future.
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It would be great if there is an option to set one main root folder for the tscproj file, and then Camtasia automatically to search for the files in that folder and in the sub folders and load it
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for what its worth, the best practice is to share projects using zipped project files

why can't the zips be placed on Dropbox?

sharing projects via zipped archives is the only bullet-proof method that I know of
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On Mac, we have the "Save a Standalone Project" option, which includes all media in the bin within the project file (which grows huge as a result.) Zipping this file seems to be a bulletproof way to transfer all the necessary files. The reason for Zipping is that the Project file is actually a container file, which DropBox sees as a folder.