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  • Tue, Feb 3 2015 10:28 AM

    • Nikolai H
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    Batch import not working; The file name or path cannot be processed correctly.

    I had a few files go offline, and I want to batch import them to make them go online again.

     

    I have the original files, so I link to them in the batch import tool.

    After the import bar is at 100% the following message appears:

    error message

    (edit: my system language is in UK English, my keyboard settings are in Norwegian. I've had these settings for years without any issue)

    I then get this message:

    error2

    This is the console message: (which is totally different from the first error message)

    console message

    The files are offline, I don't know why it's saying I have the files on my target drive.

     

    Any way I can force Avid to batch import the files?

     

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  • Tue, Feb 3 2015 11:11 AM In reply to

    • mjolnarn
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    Re: Batch import not working; The file name or path cannot be processed correctly.

    Nikolai H:

    I had a few files go offline, and I want to batch import them to make them go online again.

    I have the original files, so I link to them in the batch import tool.

    Hi Nikolai, you are mixing the terms here.

    When you import clips new avid media is created and if you loose that media a batch import will recreate that avid media

    When you ama link no new media is created and if you loose that link in a future you just need to link to that media once again, maybe it have been moved to a new folder or drive.

    So, how was the media originally brought inside your project , was it linked or imported , two totally different kind od workflows

     

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    Tomas 

     

  • Tue, Feb 3 2015 11:26 AM In reply to

    • Nikolai H
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    Re: Batch import not working; The file name or path cannot be processed correctly.

    The files in question was imported through an AAF.

    It is all audio files.

    The AAF I imported had the files embedded, but I also have the embedded files as .wavs  - if that makes any sense. 

    Which might be the reason the batch import is not working as I want it to. 

     

    I can import the whole sound AAF again, but this won't relink my current clips.

     

    Any ideas?

     

    Sorry if this is messy, I'm trying to figure this out myself.

     

     

     

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  • Tue, Feb 3 2015 11:36 AM In reply to

    • mjolnarn
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    Re: Batch import not working; The file name or path cannot be processed correctly.

    Ok, thanks, it seems like that the file that doesn´t want to relink have been moved to another place since the aaf was originally created, maybe those more used to fixing broken aaf workflows will come to your rescue here.

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  • Mon, Mar 12 2018 1:25 PM In reply to

    • PePeGagnon
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    Re: Batch import not working; The file name or path cannot be processed correctly.

    Probably somewhere in your path you have a folder with a special character. like * or % or something. That's all.

  • Mon, Mar 12 2018 1:33 PM In reply to

    Re: Batch import not working; The file name or path cannot be processed correctly.

    PePeGagnon:

    Probably somewhere in your path you have a folder with a special character. like * or % or something. That's all.

    While it may be that the OP had special characters in their file path, this thread is 3 years old. Just FYI.

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  • Mon, Mar 12 2018 1:54 PM In reply to

    • PePeGagnon
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    Re: Batch import not working; The file name or path cannot be processed correctly.

    So what it's 3 years old. I had to search for that error today and found the answer. So if someone is getting this error they will have an answer. Where I work they still are on windows7, not my setup ;)
    JP

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