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  • Sat, Jan 25 2020 7:44 PM

    • apmende
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    Deleting Databases VS Renaming Folders

    I have media that I know is there but is not relinking.  I have a total of 5 drives, which have several MXF folders and a ton of individual folders in each one of these folders.  Should I save time and skip a step by going through just renaming the folders...

    1

    2

    3

     

    Becomes 

    101

    102

    103

     

    or should I go into each individual folder and delete the 2 database files?

     

    I guess my question is if I delete the database files it will look through every file as opposed to renumbering them, which will let Avid look at the database file and add or reindex it as needed.  I hope I explained this correctly.

     

    Thank you!

  • Sun, Jan 26 2020 4:29 AM In reply to

    Re: Deleting Databases VS Renaming Folders

    If Avid has indexed a number folder inside your MXF folder it has indexed that folder irrespective of what Avid MediaFiles\MXF folder you put that folder in. 

    You can rename any folder with a number only name and MC will read that folders database. It does not need  to have the database deleted and be re-indexed.

    Any number folder in an MXF folder that has a current database can be renamed to an alpha numeric name and MC will read it.  MC wont re-index an alpha numeric name folder. This means if you copy files into that folder you would need to temporarily rename it to a number only name. Then MC will re-index the folder. Once this folder has a current database you can rename the folder back to its alpha numeric name.

    This can be incredibly useful /powerful once you understand it.

    Alayne

  • Sun, Jan 26 2020 11:19 AM In reply to

    Re: Deleting Databases VS Renaming Folders

    Renumbering folders won't resolve missing media.

    To solve that delete the media databases and let them rebuild.

    Spolitting content across multiple numbered folders helps isolate a problem folder and not have to rebuild all the databases.

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  • Wed, Jan 29 2020 1:34 PM In reply to

    • apmende
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    Re: Deleting Databases VS Renaming Folders

    Thank you for all of the info.  It gives me a better understanding of how the file structure and databases work.

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