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Relocating wave editor files

Is it possible to edit or redirect NWF files to open files that have been moved to a new location.
It appears that the NWF files require the original file to be in the same location where it was originally located. 
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  • Hi Warren-

    It's not clear to me what you're asking for.

    If you use File\Open or Edit, Insert File, you can browse to files. Whenever you do that and open/insert a file, WaveEditor remembers that location and will automatically go there the next time you make either of those selections.

    If you edit a file and select Save, it will replace the original file with the edited version. If you use Save As, you have the option to rename the file and specify the location of the file. Maybe this is what you're talking about.
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    • Wither 1,

      Just "trying to be helpful". It's difficult to understand your confusion on this after you've spent the past 10 years of "trying to help".
    • Yes my problem is that NWF remembers the file location. I edited 100's of cassette tapes and broke them down into tracks then saved the NWF. Those files took up over 100GB of space on my C: Drive so I moved them to my external G: drive.
      Now the NWF files will no longer open the file to show the edits because the original file is no longer in the NWF rememberd file location.

      I am looking for a way to edit the NWF so I can change the internal pointer of the rememberd file location to the new location.
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    Warren,

    I've tried a little experiment this morning and I think it looks possible to do what you want and may be "easy" if you've copied the entire file structure from one drive to another. I created a folder named NWF_Test on my C: drive and on my E: drive. I placed the same 2 MP3 files in both. I then opened one of the C: MP3s in WaveEditor, did a couple of edits, and inserted the second file:



    I saved the result in a NWF file and then edited that file using free HxD Hex Editor. The file apparently lists the files that are involved near the start, followed by the editing instructions.



    I saved the edited NWF, double-clicked it, and it opened in WaveEditor correctly.

    That's the easy case - simple changing 'C' to 'E' which does not require any byte count changes. If the folder structure is different, things become more complicated.
    • I have a program called Beyond Compare (a great program for comparing files folders and much more). I forgot years ago I used it to compare hex files. Using this program I Loaded the NWF and changed the C to G and saved the new NWF. At first it did not work. Your other point about file structure was right I had left out two folders in the chain. Once I added them it worked.

      Thank you for the assistance
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  • I can open a NWF in NotePad and it shows the default path. I tried a number of things with it but, so far, haven't figured out what the correct edit is, if one exists.
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