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  • Fri, Jan 6 2006 1:03 AM

    • Karina
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    SOS - please

    Okay.  If you look below you will see the big problem that I posted earlier.  Now, one of my co-workers is trying to import something into a bin and he is getting this error message.  What does it mean?

    Exception:MSM:Unknown directory

    -Karina aka your_caligirl

    Thanks all!

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  • Fri, Jan 6 2006 1:45 AM In reply to

    Re: SOS - please

    Hi Karina,

    I posted an answer to your other post, and I think it'll help this problem, too.  Delete your media database files and see if it gets better.

    good luck,
    Carl

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  • Fri, Jan 6 2006 1:21 PM In reply to

    • sep
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    Re: SOS - please

    Cartl is right,

    from Avid knowledge Center :

    Cleaning out Corrupt Media on Meridien Systems

    On Mac:

    1. If open, close Avid
    2. Press Apple-F to open the find files dialog
    3. Search all drives for files names starting with msm
    4. Delete all msmFMID and msmMMOB
    5. Launch Avid
    6. During scanning, click *continue* (not ignore or ignore all) on any errors (hpDomain, Assertion failed, exception, etc)
    7. Exit the application from the project selection window
    8. Press Apple-F
    9. Search for files starting with + (the plus sign)
    10. Delete all files in the OMFI Mediafiles folders that start with a plus sign (+)
    11. Search for file names starting with msm again
    12. Delete all msmFMID and msmMMOB
    13. Launch application again
    14. If any errors come up during the scan, write down the omf file name (may have to click More to see the file name)
    15. If there were errors, exit the app again then find and delete the files that you wrote down.
    16. Delete msm's again and relaunch Avid

    On PC:

    1. If open, close Avid
    2. Press Windows Key-F to open the find files dialog
    3. Search all drives for msm*.*
    4. Delete all msmFMID and msmMMOB
    5. Launch Avid
    6. During scanning, click *continue* (not ignore or ignore all) on any errors (hpDomain, Assertion failed, exception, etc)
    7. Exit the application from the project selection window
    8. Press Windows Key-F
    9. Search all drives for +*.*
    10. Delete all files in the OMFI Mediafiles folders that start with a plus sign (+)
    11. Search for file names starting with msm again
    12. Delete all msmFMID and msmMMOB
    13. Launch application again
    14. If any errors come up during the scan, write down the omf file name (may have to click More to see the file name)
    15. If there were errors, exit the app again then find and delete the files that you wrote down.
    16. Delete msm's again and relaunch Avid

     

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  • Fri, Jan 6 2006 2:37 PM In reply to

    • mvegas
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    Re: SOS - please

    My two learned contributors are correct but if you still run into problems here is the next thing to try.

    Open the partition at the desktop level and rename the existing OMFI mediafiles folder, simply putting the letter X in front of the O for OMFI mediafiles will do and will effectly hide your existing OMFI mediafiles from Avid temporarily.  Launch Avid and it will not look at the drive.  Open any project and a bin it that project and navigate to the Audio tool from the Tools pulldown menu.  Click on the PH button on the right side of the audio tool and scroll down til you see create tone media.  Make sure you are targeting your suspect drive and create a short audio clip.  LEAVE AVID OPEN but hide it so you can go back to the desktop.  Open the partition and you will now see two OMFI mediafiles folders, a new one just created and the one you x'd out.  Open the X out OMFI media files folder and arrange the files either by size or by date and begin to move the media files into the new OMFI media files folder.  Once you've loaded a batch by date or by size click to activate Avid to refresh the MSM databases.  Continue this process as you populate the newly created folder.  Its time consuming but if you organize you can weed out corrupted files.

  • Fri, Jan 6 2006 5:16 PM In reply to

    • Karina
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    Re: SOS - please

    Thanks for all your help everyone.  I printed everything out and I'm getting ready to start trying it out.  I'll get back to you with my progress.

    Muchas Gracias from the loca cali_girl

    Karina

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