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question regarding converting pro tools 10 to an earlier version

I'm going to be creating older pro tools files for a client of mine (.ptf files) -- I have version 10, and they are still on an older system. if I create the older session file, can I just create the actual file and leave it in the main directory... meaning will it link to the audio/fade files folder that's there? or do I need to create a whole separate copy of the session including the audio files?

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You need to use File>Save Copy In, as PT10 uses a different session format (.ptx) to 9 (.ptf).

Make sure to tick "all audio files" and select the right format for Pro Tools 9 in the dialog
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yup, I know that.

wondering if there was a way to just save the .ptf file and avoid having to make a copy with the audio files -- i.e. the .ptf would reside in the original folder like the .ptx file and link to the audio/fade files.
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yup, I know that.

wondering if there was a way to just save the .ptf file and avoid having to make a copy with the audio files -- i.e. the .ptf would reside in the original folder like the .ptx file and link to the audio/fade files.
Yes.

Same as its always been, just leave "copy audio files" unticked.

Only possible if you're not using interleaved files of course.
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Yes.

Same as its always been, just leave "copy audio files" unticked.

Only possible if you're not using interleaved files of course.
it's weird, on some sessions from the same batch it allows me to leave off the option to include audio files. for others, it is greyed out and the option is not given. maybe this has to do with the interleaved files.

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it's weird, on some sessions from the same batch it allows me to leave off the option to include audio files. for others, it is greyed out and the option is not given. maybe this has to do with the interleaved files.

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Well, it will do if you're using interleaved files, but I've also had this happen. I think it must just be a bug.
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