Search for missing files

klt wrote on 5/22/2019, 6:56 AM


I made a big excursion, and went the alternative way with another editor. Now, I had to come back for a while, because an older project done in Vegas needed modification, and some update. So I took Vegas and installed again, of course the latest build.

Grabbed the archived project, of course the source files are in a different folder, and Vegas does not find them when opening the project. No problem, do a search for missing files, I did this thousand times...

Not now, because the search for missing files does nothing. When I point Vegas exactly to where the missing file is (specify the other location), it works then flawlessly.

Do this search for missing files work for you all, or is this just my current setup problem?



fr0sty wrote on 5/22/2019, 10:23 AM

I just used it last night when opening a project from several years ago that was originally loaded on another hard drive. I clicked search (top option), pointed it at the drive the media was on (not even a specific folder, just the root drive) and less than a second later my media was sitting down in the little menu below. Clicking on one file pulled up another dialogue saying it found my other files too and asking if I should load them into the project.

Perhaps you aren't giving the search enough time? If there's a lot of files on a hard drive, such as if you are using your system drive, it could take a lot longer than if the files are on a media-only drive like mine where there are less than 1000-2000 files total on the entire drive.

Which version of Vegas are you using? I was using Vegas 16, latest build.

wwaag wrote on 5/22/2019, 10:25 AM

The latest version of HappyOtterScripts at now has a media finder tool. The beta period has been extended through 1 Aug.


fr0sty wrote on 5/22/2019, 10:32 AM

Wwaag's tool should be included with every version of Vegas as a built in bundle. Required downloading for anyone using this app, it adds so much functionality, improves stability, and produces superior quality renders.


(Wwaag, please add VCE support!)

wwaag wrote on 5/22/2019, 11:11 AM


It already includes VCE support. Here's a screen shot from my old 3770K system with an AMD 550 card. Supports both avc and hevc plus command line access to most other settings.



fr0sty wrote on 5/22/2019, 11:22 AM

Interesting, I only see NVenc on my menu. I am using a Radeon 7.

wwaag wrote on 5/22/2019, 11:29 AM

So you have both an Nvidia card and AMD card installed on your system?

Have you tried re-running the GPU scan? Just click the blue info icon next to "Encoders".

klt wrote on 5/22/2019, 12:52 PM

Thanks guys! :)

The culprit is my weird setup here. Vegas should look for those files on a network mapped drive.

At first glance I thought the search doesn't work at all, but it works on the system drive (C:). Obviously doesn't find anything there :) Maybe the problem is with the network drive. At least I know, it's not Vegas. ;)

j-v wrote on 5/22/2019, 1:25 PM

At first glance I thought the search doesn't work at all, but it works on the system drive (C:).

Because a program like Vegas does not have the same brains as most humans I never use that default option.
I always use the second option which never let me down to recover older projects.

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klt wrote on 5/22/2019, 2:12 PM

Thanks @j-v, I did the exact same thing, and it worked as expected.