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Media file location change

Is it possible somehow edit my existing Nero project files so that it would find the media files from "D:\My Media\..." instead of "C:\My Media\...."

Or do you have some other solution

Basic reason for the questio: getting new computer with C: in SSD disk, do not like to spend it in vain
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  • If you use the Save As, you can specify where the project file is going to be saved. Nero Video will remember that location until you change it.
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  • Nero Video will prompt you for new file locations in case you moved the source files of a project.
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  • Well I have tens of projects, which I now and then want to edit. The project files are not the problem, they are small, just few kilobytes. But the media files consume a hole lot of space. For the time being about 300 GB. Too much for my new SSD disk.

    I know that if I open project whose media files have been moved Nero asks for new location. Well of course it asks the same question for each media file (image, video, music etc). And there can be hundreds of media files in one project. So this approach is not nice.

    I have thought that better way is to copy the necessary media files to SSD (i.e. C:\mymedia\HolidayMedia) from my hard disk (i.e. D:\mymedia\HolidayMedia) and the edit the project and when the work is done delete C:\mymedia\HolidayMedia
    Also a clumsy way...
    But is there a third way?
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  • I don't understand. If you have a hard drive with sufficient space, why would you need to do anything special to create and save a project. The media files are always on the hard drive and the .nvc has the links to them. All the media files I use are on my D: partition and that's also where I save the .nvc's because I backup my media files and other personal files daily. I don't want them on my C: partition in case it gets buggered up.
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  • Well in my computer the media files are located on hard disk C:\mymedia...

    I am planning to buy a new computer with fast SSD drive, lets say 500GB. The new PC will have SSD as drive C: as far as I understand Windows. So the media files will be located in hard disk witch will be drive D:

    Creating new project containing material in D: drive is not the problem, the problem is in editing existing projects whose media files are supposed to be in C: drive and this C: is hard coded in existing nvc file.

    By the way, my present PC does not have drive D:
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  • I mentioned the D: "Partition." on my hard drive. Perhaps you're not familiar with partitions (if you are, please forgive me for my description). It is not a separate physical drive. You can divide up (partition) the space on a drive into separate volumes of different or the same sizes and give each volume it's own designation. For instance, my hard drives have a C:, D: and E: partition. Today, there is always a separate partition on the hard drive or SSD, in a system you buy, which is used to store files used for restoring Windows, if Windows gets corrupted. I do have a separate hard drive where I could keep my media and personal files but I use that drive for my backups so, i have the files on two physically separate drives in case one fails (happened twice to me).

    I can understand your dilemma. You probably have enough space on a 500 GB drive for all your software, temporary files and the 300 GB of files. If you don't want to browse for the files in a .nvc, you might put the files in the same path (s) they're currently in on the SSD and then export your edited projects to file on a separate drive. Not any more palatable, maybe less, than the browse option if you use the same files in multiple projects but, over time, you might be able to move files off the SSD.

    There might be a better way but, right now, it escapes me.
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  • Thanks. I know about partitions. Actually in my old computer there is D: partion (about 4 GB) for restoring original windows version (may be Win 8 or even older.

    One thing I do not know is it possible to use the new ssd as drive D: and all system files, windows and some applications files in D:

    I have looked at some nvc files with Notepad++ but the file is cryptic, it does not contain e.g. media file locations in ASCI form and hence editing of nvc file seems to be impossible

    Well I think that I will be heading to PC shop (real or net).
    I have used Nero for years since at least Nero 9
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    • Wel my computer is old and slow...
    • I guess you're saying you want a new system.
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  • Hi, you wrote

    I know that if I open project whose media files have been moved Nero asks for new location. Well of course it asks the same question for each media file (image, video, music etc). And there can be hundreds of media files in one project. So this approach is not nice.

    Actually Nero Video will only ask once for a folder. So if you e.g. used three folder, one with your photos, one with your videos, one with your music you only will be asked three times and if you save the project afterwards under a new filename the changes will stay permanent.
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