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  • Fri, Nov 10 2017 4:30 PM

    • MattRL
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    "Invalid file name" error on startup

    Hello,

    I'm using Avid Media Composer 8.9.1 on an iMac running OSX v10.11.6 with Avid settings I have been porting from system to system for the past few years.  When I load Avid, I get the 'Select Project' window successfully - but when I load a project (any project) I get a small Avid Media Composer dialoge window with "Invalid file name" error and 'ok' button as my settings are loading. Thankfully Avid continues to load properly after I click OK, so this is not a problem so much as an annoyance every time I load a project. 

    I believe it has something to do with my settings, as Avid will load properly when I use default settings. But I cannot figure out what is causing it after searching the support database. I'm hoping someone may have some insight to solve this; does anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    -Matt

  • Thu, Nov 16 2017 2:14 PM In reply to

    • RalphC
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    Re: "Invalid file name" error on startup

    Hi Matt,
       I recall there is a thread regarding deleting the msFMID.pmr and msmMMOB.mdb file, I'll dig this for you, basically I think the recommendation is to delete the files.

     

     

    Thanks,

    RalphC

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  • Thu, Oct 25 2018 7:09 PM In reply to

    • MattRL
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    Re: "Invalid file name" error on startup

    Hi RalphC,

    Thanks for your reply, I just stumbled upon it. I understand the msmFMID.pmr and msmMMOB.mdb are the database files in the subfolders of Avid MediaFiles. But my error comes up even if there is no attached media.  I believe it is related to my user settings file, I don't get the error when I load the default user settings. I've been porting my settings around from system to system as a freelance editor for the past 5 years, and it only started coming up last year. I just put up with it as it doesn't seem to affect anything other than being a bit of a nuissance.  Please let me know if you have any other suggestions.

    Thanks again,

    -Matt

     

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