Where are library assets stored?!?

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I created an intro that I want to use for future training videos in a current training video I am creating. I grouped the assets on the timeline and right clicked on the group and selected "Add to Library." I cannot find it anywhere. I thought it was supposed to add it to your library in Camtasia. Does it get saved on my PC and need to be imported and if so from where, I cannot find the library on my C drive.


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JenniferMcLane

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Posted 9 months ago

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Brent Beckman, Business Development

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Hi Jennifer,

After right clicking, and selecting add to library, you should see something like this:



At this point, you can rename the asset and permanently save it to your library.  If you're not seeing that behavior, I would recommend submitting  a ticket with our technical support team at:  

https://support.techsmith.com/ 
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Rick Stone

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Hi Brent

Your response triggered a curiosity question for me. 

You said:
At this point, you can rename the asset and permanently save it to your library. 

What makes me curious is the use of the word "permanently". That seems to suggest that unless some other action is taken, things you add to the library are only temporary and subject to disappearing under some condition?

If so, what condition would make something you save to the library perform a disappearing act? And what are the steps to save something permanently in the library?

Thanks... Rick :)
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Brent Beckman, Business Development

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Sorry, that was just poor wording.  The user doesn't have to rename the file in that scenario.  After clicking add to library,  they can hit escape, enter, or simply click off the editable title.  It should be saved there regardless.  
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Well, I found a workaround but not intuitive at all.  I created a new video with just the intro, then saved the project, exported it, unzipped the file, grabbed the actual clip (not sure of the file extension), and imported that.  Again, why it didn't just save the media to the library when I right clicked on it is confusing and annoying.
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Jennifer, it looks like you're using Camtasia 9 ??

when you saved the selected group asset it should have [looks like] been added to the root of your Library

see the last item in your screenshot; looks like it is already saved in Library

in a new project, right click on that asset and add to timeline; is that what you saved?

if so, right click and rename per Brent's advice