Recorded Files Folder

billvo wrote on 10/31/2022, 9:35 AM

Vegas 20 Build 217

Can't seem to browse for recorded files folder. In Project Properties -> Audio Tab -> Recorded files folder defaults to Documents. When I click Browse, I can see only the desktop and folders therein. No way to browse the computer and get to another location. Same as when starting a new recording on a track, click record, browse for folder. No can do.

Same problem when browsing for Prerendered Files Folder and Temporary Files Folder.

Tried uninstalling and reinstalling to no avail. Also does it in Vegas 19 and Vegas 18. Same problem on another computer. Both are Windows 11 machines and latest update.

 

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billvo wrote on 11/2/2022, 4:35 PM

Any guesses? Anybody?

Yelandkeil wrote on 11/3/2022, 5:18 AM

Wrong place!

After Windows installed, one should re-locate its library-folders to e.g. D-drive.

From there, choose your VEGAS setting-path

I have a blanco Win-desktop thus set the VEGAS tempt-folder there, if I see some intermissions I know VEGAS didn't close properly or crashed.

 

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Acidpro10 + SoundForgpro14.0.0.65 + SpectraLayerspro7 

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billvo wrote on 11/3/2022, 8:11 AM

Thanks, but as I indicated in my original post, when I click browse in any of those settings (Recorded Files Folder, Prerendered Files Folder, and Temporary Files folder, all I can see is the desktop. There is no way to browse out of it to anywhere else in the computer.

DMT3 wrote on 11/3/2022, 8:17 AM

I wonder if it is a Window's permission thing. Have you tried running Vegas as administrator?

Yelandkeil wrote on 11/3/2022, 8:27 AM

Vegas 20 Build 217

Can't seem to browse for recorded files folder. In Project Properties -> Audio Tab -> Recorded files folder defaults to Documents. When I click Browse, I can see only the desktop and folders therein. No way to browse the computer and get to another location. Same as when starting a new recording on a track, click record, browse for folder. No can do.

Same problem when browsing for Prerendered Files Folder and Temporary Files Folder.

Tried uninstalling and reinstalling to no avail. Also does it in Vegas 19 and Vegas 18. Same problem on another computer. Both are Windows 11 machines and latest update.

 

But you can set the path "C:\Users\billf\OneDriver\Documents"

It's not the right location of the common "Documents (or My Documents)".
Go "C:\Users\billf\Documents" or elsewhere you've set your Documents-folder.

 

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*Thermaltake TOUGHPOWER GF1 850W 
*ADATA XPG GAMMIX S11PRO 512GB4sys + 2TB4data 
*G.SKILL F4-3200C16Q-64GFX 
*AMD Ryzen9 5950x + LiquidFreezer II-240 
*XFX Speedster-MERC319-RX6900XT + AdrenalinEdition 22.5.1 (WHQL) 
DPort: 2xSamsung-LU28R55 10bit4k60Hz 300cd/m²HDR10 
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ALC1200-TOSLINK: LG DSP7 Surround 5.1Soundbar 
USB Input: IK Multimedia iRigKeys MIDI24 
USB Device: Ultron CardReader/Writer 

Windowspro 10.0.19045.2311
DirectX 12_2 Ultimate, Direct3D11Package installed 
OpenGL 4.6.14800 Compatibility Profile Context Version 22.5.1 30.0.15021.11005

Vegaspro20 + Handbrake/XMediaRecode + DVDArchi7 
Acidpro10 + SoundForgpro14.0.0.65 + SpectraLayerspro7 

K-LitecodecPack1662 (MPC Video Renderer for HDR10-Videoplayback) 

flyerstl wrote on 11/3/2022, 10:54 AM

@billvo Odd that your drives don't show up when you browse. But as somebody else sort of indicated, I'd have thought that you might just type in the path you need into the box, but I cannot do that on my system. Check to see if you can browse drives in this window (Preferences General).

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billvo wrote on 11/4/2022, 11:10 AM

Nope. Can't do it there either. The only workaround is to find the location in Windows Explorer, right-click the location and copy as text, and then paste that into the location box in Vegas. It must be something in Windows that has blocked the browse function in Vegas. I'm going to reinstall Windows in one of the computers having this problem, install Vegas first, and try it. Assuming it will work, I'll then start installing things and checking Vegas each time. A real pain in the butt.

john_dennis wrote on 11/4/2022, 11:56 AM

@billvo

It will be less painful if you save system images as you work your way through that process.

  • Install Windows and configure.

Save a system boot image with Macrium Reflect Free from standalone media.

  • Install Vegas and configure.

Save a system boot image with Macrium Reflect Free from standalone media.

  • Install and configure plugins.

Save a system boot image with Macrium Reflect Free from standalone media.

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billvo wrote on 11/4/2022, 2:08 PM

I wonder if it is a Window's permission thing. Have you tried running Vegas as administrator?

I did try running Vegas as administrator. Same problem.

billvo wrote on 11/4/2022, 2:13 PM

Vegas 20 Build 217

Can't seem to browse for recorded files folder. In Project Properties -> Audio Tab -> Recorded files folder defaults to Documents. When I click Browse, I can see only the desktop and folders therein. No way to browse the computer and get to another location. Same as when starting a new recording on a track, click record, browse for folder. No can do.

Same problem when browsing for Prerendered Files Folder and Temporary Files Folder.

Tried uninstalling and reinstalling to no avail. Also does it in Vegas 19 and Vegas 18. Same problem on another computer. Both are Windows 11 machines and latest update.

 

But you can set the path "C:\Users\billf\OneDriver\Documents"

It's not the right location of the common "Documents (or My Documents)".
Go "C:\Users\billf\Documents" or elsewhere you've set your Documents-folder.

 

I did change the path to another drive where I normally place my projects. Once I set it and check "Start all projects with these settings," then it remains there, and that's where it would record. HOWEVER, I can't browse within that location. I want to put it in a sub-folder for my new project. If I click "Browse" again, it goes right back to Desktop, and I can't browse out of there.

billvo wrote on 11/4/2022, 2:55 PM

@billvo

It will be less painful if you save system images as you work your way through that process.

  • Install Windows and configure.

Save a system boot image with Macrium Reflect Free from standalone media.

  • Install Vegas and configure.

Save a system boot image with Macrium Reflect Free from standalone media.

  • Install and configure plugins.

Save a system boot image with Macrium Reflect Free from standalone media.

Thank you. My plan was to completely reinstall Windows (which I did), install Vegas first, and then check it each time after installing other apps. However, the problem presents with the fresh install. So, there's not much to save right now.

Howard-Vigorita wrote on 11/6/2022, 1:50 AM

Your problem may have something to do with the way you relocated your Vegas projects drive. I do it on my systems (win10 and win11) by changing 3 Vegas internal settings and pointing them to my D:\ drive. Hold down shift before clicking Options to expose Internal in the menu. Here are the 3 fields I changed to D:\ ... Notice that I typed "project" into the filter field to find the settings.

Then browsing the audio/recorded files folder I selected This PC and then D: beneath that. If you want to stick to however you pointed Vegas to your preferred projects drive, maybe doing the audio location first will help.

billvo wrote on 11/6/2022, 12:26 PM

Got help on Windows forum. The following worked!

 OneDrive seems to be the culprit. The workaround is to stop syncing your Desktop folder with OneDrive.

Important: Before proceeding, copy the files in those special folders to another folder or external drive. Please don’t copy them anywhere under Desktop/Documents/Pictures. This is because disabling OneDrive backup for a folder erases the local copies of the files. Copying them to a different location beforehand will ensure that you don’t need to download them again from the OneDrive cloud.

  • Right-click the OneDrive icon in the Notification area and click Settings.
  • Select the Backup tab, and click Manage Backup
  • In the Manage folder backup dialog, click on the Stop backup link for "Desktop"
  • Click Stop backup in the confirmation dialog that appears.

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For users who don't want to disable syncing of the Desktop folder with OneDrive, here's a registry fix/workaround:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{A52BBA46-E9E1-435f-B3D9-28DAA648C0F6}]

"ParentFolder"=hex(2):25,00,55,00,53,00,45,00,52,00,50,00,52,00,4f,00,46,00,49,\

  00,4c,00,45,00,25,00,00,00