Hmm. I’m still very new to Cubase and this morning I decided to clean up my folders a bit as it seemed to me there was a lot of unused audio copied into my individual track folders.
I basically performed a “Back Up Track” of the ones I wanted to keep and then checked that all the relevant files were there in the folders. So far so good.
I then decided I wanted to completely get rid of the unused audio files - and it seems that somewhere along the way they have not only been deleted from the song folders but also from my main sample library as well. So some of my most favourite samples have gone.
Is it really possible for Cubase to access my sample library and delete the original files like this? I was under the assumption that only the copies made by Cubase would be deleted, not the originals as well. It’s a bit of a worry of course, and it seems I’m going to have to re-download the sample collections from Loopmasters to get them back again.
What operation was it that I did which did this? Was it “Remove Unused Media”? How can I make sure I don’t do this again when I next want to remove the unused copies of samples that Cubase has made?