If the "Link Media" window can find the media by itself when I click "Locate"... why can't it just automatically reconnect?
This is something I realized the other day... I was transferring a project from one computer to another. So of course, when I opened the project on the second computer, I had to relink the media. But I noticed... in the Link Media window, it lists all the offline media, and then you have to click "Locate" or "Search", etc... But as soon as I hit "Locate", the next window pops up and it's automatically found the clip on its own. So all I have to do is nit enter and it reconnects all the media.
So why does it need me to be a button pusher? Why do I have to waste time going through that process, when it seems that the program is perfectly capable of locating the files on its own? Why can't it just automatically reconnect the media without me having to do anything?
I mean, sure, there's the possibility it might locate the wrong files from time to time or something without me to narrow down the folders first... but in that case, I'll just go and manually fix it (just stop graying out the "relink media" option when you don't think I'll need it. I'll decide if I need it, thank-you). That would happen less frequently than having to always manually walk the program through relinking.
And more to the point, with this project, the folders had ALREADY been narrowed down. I didn't even have to do anything besides hit "Locate". So why does it need me to hit "Locate"? That should just be a given.
Yeah, but when it does already know where it is, it should just automatically connect.
Jim Simon commented
Locate doesn't always open in the right location. It depends on the circumstances.