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loopmonkey
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Posted - 11/04/2008 :  1:32:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  [Reply to Topic]  | [Reply w/ Quote]
Hi,

I recently sent all files in my Cakewalk Projects to an external hard drive and then (insanely) deleted the original C drive Cakewalk Projects files.

I am now kicking myself as Sonar 7 studio doesn't seem to recognize the files it new so well last week. Also, I now realize there is a lot more to operations like this and Cakewalk urges against them strongly.

These files were mostly created over four years of work in Cakewalk HomeStudio 2002. I am now wondering if maybe I should uninstall Sonar 7 studio and reinstall Cakewalk HomeStudio since this is the program that created them, and try to open the files from it.

It feels like all the files are random and alien to Sonar since I deleted them in the C drive.
The names of the files remained and the tracks load up on screen with "silence " in place of the music.

If I'm F*$%^d just tell me straight !

Thanks,


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Posted - 11/04/2008 :  6:16:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit Old Goat's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sounds like you just got the project files without the audio files, or the audio files are no longer linked. Try going into the drive and looking at each project to see if there's an audio folder with it. If all the audio was going to a global folder, you are probably SOL. Sorry. I lost a buttload of work like that once. Won't happen again...

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garrigus
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Posted - 11/04/2008 :  7:43:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Loopmonkey,

Installing Home Studio won't make a difference.

Did you copy the entire Cakewalk Projects folder?

If so, when you look in the folder can you see audio WAV files there?

If so, then you should be able to tell Sonar where to find the audio files for each track when loading each individual project. Sonar should ask you whether or not you want to locate the audio files...

Scott

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loopmonkey
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Posted - 11/04/2008 :  7:50:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Old Goat and Scott,

Will do and will get back tomorrow to tell you how it goes.

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loopmonkey
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Posted - 11/05/2008 :  09:43:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello again Scott,

quote:

Did you copy the entire Cakewalk Projects folder?

Yes.

quote:

If so, when you look in the folder can you see audio WAV files there?

Well at first it was "windows doesn't know what program created this file" until I chose Sonar. In "Audio" there are some wav. files but not anywhere near the amount there should be.

The strangest thing is that in Cakewalk Projects it remembers some bun. files but not others.

quote:

If so, then you should be able to tell Sonar where to find the audio files for each track when loading each individual project. Sonar should ask you whether or not you want to locate the audio files...

When I try this I get a list of about 100 files to wade through.

Thanks.
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Old Goat
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Posted - 11/05/2008 :  5:48:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Old Goat's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well, the good news is that you probably have your audio files. The bad news is that you'll have to go through and match them up with the right project, unless you named each track as you created it.

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loopmonkey
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Posted - 11/05/2008 :  7:25:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah I can't wait!!!

Edited by - loopmonkey on 11/05/2008 7:25:53 PM
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