Vegas Pro Prerender folder - Browsing to DESKTOP only

LongJohn wrote on 2/1/2023, 4:40 AM

Hi all,

Very long-time user of VEGAS but currently, and mysteriously, all of my live copies of VEGAS [17, 18, 19] are not allowing me to browse to my Workstation drives. If I go to File > Preferences > Prerender file folder, I get just one option: Desktop. Clearly this is the one of my 50 TB of drives that I definitely do not want to flood out with pre-render files! Anyone else had this problem? Am I missing something here? System is Windows 11, 64 GB RAM, everything patched and up to date.

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Reyfox wrote on 2/1/2023, 4:43 AM

It happened with the latest Win11 update I would guess. OneDrive. I turned it off since I've never used it and have no problems with it dictating only one location (OneDrive C:) for storage location.

Makes me want to go back to Win10.....

Dexcon wrote on 2/1/2023, 5:02 AM

Having installed the latest Windows 11 update just hours ago, I've just checked my VP19 - but I think you mean File/Properties/Prerender - and all expected destination folders/drives/external drives are there. But then I'm using a PC, not a workstation.

Cameras: Sony FDR-AX100E; GoPro Hero 11 Black Creator Edition

Installed: Vegas Pro 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 & 21, HitFilm Pro 2021.3, DaVinci Resolve Studio 18.5, BCC 2023.5, Mocha Pro 2023, Ignite Pro, NBFX TotalFX 7, Neat NR, DVD Architect 6.0, MAGIX Travel Maps, Sound Forge Pro 16, SpectraLayers Pro 11, iZotope RX10 Advanced and many other iZ plugins, Vegasaur 4.0

Windows 11

Dell Alienware Aurora 11

10th Gen Intel i9 10900KF - 10 cores (20 threads) - 3.7 to 5.3 GHz

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB GDDR6 - liquid cooled

64GB RAM - Dual Channel HyperX FURY DDR4 XMP at 3200MHz

C drive: 2TB Samsung 990 PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD

D: drive: 4TB Samsung 870 SATA SSD (used for media for editing current projects)

E: drive: 2TB Samsung 870 SATA SSD

F: drive: 6TB WD 7200 rpm Black HDD 3.5"

Dell Ultrasharp 32" 4K Color Calibrated Monitor

j-v wrote on 2/1/2023, 5:23 AM

@LongJohn

File > Preferences > Prerender file folder

Do you mean Properties > Prerender file folder?
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Windows 11 Home
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LongJohn wrote on 2/1/2023, 5:28 AM

Exactly that yes. That is what I would expect to see. I just get DESKTOP option but no browser pop-up, as you are showing. Looks like it's something on my Editing workstation but re-start on Windows and updates on VEGAS don't seem to be fixing it so far. Curious - and no doubt significant to the backroom coding boys - that it is doing this on V17/18/19 on my system. Obviously, I don't want to dump render files all over my fairly small SSD OS drive!

j-v wrote on 2/1/2023, 6:47 AM

Are those Vegas programs all installed at C:\Program Files\VEGAS\VEGAS Pro ....?

met vriendelijke groet
Marten

Camera : Pan X900, GoPro Hero7 Hero Black, DJI Osmo Pocket, Samsung Galaxy A8
Desktop :MB Gigabyte Z390M, W11 home version 23H2, i7 9700 4.7Ghz,16 DDR4 GB RAM, Gef. GTX 1660 Ti with driver
522.22 Studiodriver and Intel HD graphics 630 with driver 31.0.101.2127
Laptop  :Asus ROG Str G712L, W11 home version 23H2, CPU i7-10875H, 16 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 with Studiodriver 522.22 and Intel UHD Graphics 630 with driver 31.0.101.2127
Vegas software: VP 10 to 21 and VMS(pl) 10,12 to 17.
TV      :LG 4K 55EG960V

My slogan is: BE OR BECOME A STEM CELL DONOR!!! (because it saved my life in 2016)

 

LongJohn wrote on 2/1/2023, 7:27 AM

Yes - installation paths are all normal, as you suggest. VEGAS will render to D/E/F/G drives, just not seeing them in this dialogue box. Just 'DESKTOP' with no pop-up browser window.

I would suspect (and reload) VEGAS 19 installation, but 18 and 17 are doing the same thing.

john_dennis wrote on 2/1/2023, 8:29 PM

@LongJohn

Don't let one monkey stop your show. Poke the address where you want your pre-rendered files to go into Vegas Pro Internal settings.

LongJohn wrote on 2/2/2023, 3:24 AM

Yes - that was my first instinct. However the path in there [C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\VEGAS Pro\17.0\] will not allow me to delete it or overwrite it. All very odd.

john_dennis wrote on 2/2/2023, 7:26 AM

@LongJohn

At the Windows Welcome Screen, do you logon as "Administrator" or as "LongJohn" who is a member of the Administrators Group?

LongJohn wrote on 2/2/2023, 10:09 AM

Logged in as Admin as usual. So far as I know I haven't changed anything. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I also tried changing the Temp file path from Options/Preferences/General within VEGAS and that is also giving me Desktop only.

It may be worth stripping out all the VEGAS apps on this system and re-loading just v19 but it's always a bit of a time-pit when you're busy, isn't it? I was hoping someone had already fallen over this one and had a Eureka moment!

BTW: Just checked my other (more or less identical...) workstation, and VEGAS is running completely normally on that one - both patched to same version, both on Windows 11. Mysterious.

Cheers,

John M

DMT3 wrote on 2/2/2023, 10:11 AM

Have tried running Vegas as administrator?

LongJohn wrote on 2/2/2023, 10:15 AM

Yes. If you hit run as Administrator it doesn't run.