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  • Fri, Oct 1 2010 7:34 PM In reply to

    • Alcy
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    Re: Project folder, User folder and settings. What do all these files do and how they work?

    Where do I find these files?

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  • Fri, Oct 1 2010 7:51 PM In reply to

    Re: Project folder, User folder and settings. What do all these files do and how they work?

    From Randall's earlier post:

    The application folder contains most of the program parts, other than drivers & dll's.  It also has sub-folders with various additional components.  One such folder is Settings.  The three files that are typically deleted for diagnostic purposes are MC State, Site Settings, and Site Attributes.  These will rebuild as needed.

    The Avid User folder contains each individual users settings, with each user in a separete folder..  For diagnostics, I usually recommend just creating a new User Setting,.

    The Avid Project folder contains your various projects, within their own folders.  Within each project folder is your project data. settings, Bins, etc..  Media is stored separately.  In each project folder there is a project settings file.  It has the same name as the project, followed by "settings", and an extension of .avs.  You can delete this file for diagnostics.

    Because all these settings are loaded into RAM during launch, they are all subject to corruption.  Therefore, for diagnostics, it is best to delete all the files at the same time.  Otherwise, a new settings file may become corrupted by one that wasn't deleted.  Not deleting all 4 files, and creating a new User Profile, doesn't provide a pure scientific result.

    To summarize:  In the Settings folder, delete MC State, Site Settings, and Site Attributes.  In the Project folder, delete the Project Settings file (.avs).  For the User, just create a new User Profile as you launch Avid, after deleting the other 4 files.

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  • Fri, Oct 1 2010 7:57 PM In reply to

    Re: Project folder, User folder and settings. What do all these files do and how they work?

    "... So, where are these four folder/files that I need to delete ..."

    Since we're in the Mac forum .....

    1) Macintosh HD\Applications\Avid Media Composer\Settings

    - MC State
    - Site Settings
    - Site Attributes

    2) Macintosh HD\Users\{your name}\Documents\Avid Projects

     -or -

    Macintosh HD\Users\Shared\AvidMedia Composer\Shared Avid Projects\{your project name}\{your project name} Settings.avs

    3) Macintosh HD\Users\Shared\AvidMedia Composer\Avid Users (although you should just make a new User Profile for diagnostics)

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  • Fri, Apr 27 2012 11:39 AM In reply to

    • Mikel
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    Re: Project folder, User folder and settings. What do all these files do and how they work?

    Thank you Randall for the info.

     

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  • Sun, Oct 7 2018 10:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: Project folder, User folder and settings. What do all these files do and how they work?

    In the Avid Media Composer and Avid Media Comoser First folders there is no Settings file or folder.

     

    In a Projets folder there is a file called projectname Settings.xml

    This does hold the Toolbar icon settings, but not the Composer toolbar icons.

     

     

  • Tue, Oct 9 2018 6:09 PM In reply to

    Re: Project folder, User folder and settings. What do all these files do and how they work?

    Thank you - this is the most helpful explanation of all the ones I have read!

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