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Old 22nd December 2010
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Protools 8, HD - Anyone ever encountered THIS issue?

Im having an issue where an "Audio" folder for any given session is being randomly created on a completely different hard drive partition, outside of the initial session folder. Some of the audio files are then displaced in that folder, while others remain in the original audio folder. I have not been able to identify a pattern here.

I'm currently running Protools 8 HD on a PowerPC Mac, hence upgrading to Protools 9 will not be an option until the hardware is upgraded.

Any help would be much appreciated!
Old 22nd December 2010
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Im having an issue where an "Audio" folder for any given session is being randomly created on a completely different hard drive partition, outside of the initial session folder. Some of the audio files are then displaced in that folder, while others remain in the original audio folder. I have not been able to identify a pattern here.

I'm currently running Protools 8 HD on a PowerPC Mac, hence upgrading to Protools 9 will not be an option until the hardware is upgraded.

Any help would be much appreciated!

Interesting...I suppose you could disable to partition from being writing by Pro Tools as a temporary solution.
Old 22nd December 2010
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You probably have something wrong in your disk allocation. Go to your setup menu and choose disk allocation. You can set where your tracks are saved to from there. Make sure the "round robin" option isn't checked. That could really screw you up if you transfer sessions a lot.
Old 23rd December 2010
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Protools 8, HD - Anyone ever encountered THIS issue?

Round Robin is almost certainly activated.
Old 23rd December 2010
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I have had many issues transferring back and forth between a mac tower with multiple hard drives - and my laptop for editing at home.

At least what I have concluded is that going from the Mac Pro (on the 2nd harddrive "Audio") to my macbook pro where I don't have a partition so the disk allocation is changed to be on Macintosh HD instead of Audio HD. So then when I transfer back to the Mac pro, any rendered files/fades/anything else that I consolidated while on the laptop has the disk allocation set to be on Macintosh HD, so Pro Tools creates a folder on the wrong harddrive for all files that it thinks are supposed to be allocated there.


I don't know if I explained that as clearly as I could... but needless to say... I check my disk allocation religiously before copying anything onto a external harddrive.
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