back story : my external SSD was getting full so I got a new one which was 4X larger and 5X faster copied everything from original SSD to new SSD. good.
now the pain begins.
start up CU 12.0.52. it complains about missing library with options to Ignore, Cancel Locate.
Located errors out complaint it can’t create an alias. ??? sure it can. both locations are R/W
Ignore. Ok, NOW DO IT 40 TIMES !!! seriously ??? I want the devs to personally experience this horrible nightmare of moving an externally located library, then clicking Ignore 40+ times for every hing thats been moved. Then crash out Cu, and do it again, and again, until you can figure out the fix.
You can’t speed click through because the dialog constantly changed width, moving the Ignore button. Oh the fun…
Why isn’t here an Ignore ALL ? Cancel ALL ? Located ALL ? unless the devs get to experience this needless pain it probably won’t get fixed, even though the fix is pretty trivial for Ignore or Cancel ALL as an option.
Back to locate. Doesn’t work.
random other thing : I DID open Steinberg Lib Manager, pointed it to correct location. figured that would write out the correct new path of CU to follow and load everything. NOPE ! it wants to deregister everything
Wait more fun : the Project dialog, open a project which was on the external SSD and was moved. Cu can’t find it, as expected. Ok. How about a Locate option here ? NOPE ! just remove or cancel.
Ok, still trying. I double click the Cu project file on the new external SSD. CU promptly crashes. out. Thats because on of the Arturia VST FX has its resources also relocated and the plugin crashed out missing its sources but CU should of interrupted things before it got this far and asked for a relocate… again. ok Fine, open Arturia App manager, it asks to relocate and I send it there and done, painlessly in seconds, no drama.
Let’s try to open that project again with Arturia patched up. Nope, double click on project crashes CU out.
Ok, lets start up CU again, and click through those wonderful 40+ Ingore buttons that jump all over the screen
I’m kind of speechless at how bad Cu’s path handling is across the app from relocated resources to moving projects around. Not in 2023. You can’t be having this level of fails, crashes, reinstalls just because I moved the resources to a new volume. You can’t crash opening projects because they were moved to a new volume. I have no clue how bad this damage will be and how long it will take to maybe fix. To bad one of the old volumes has been formatted because on of the SSDs in the RAID was failing. I could rename the new volume the same name and maybe dig out that way, at least 1/2 way anyway. This simple should not be this bad. Look at any NLE - Resolve, Premiere, Avid MC ( ), FCP - they all have solid relinking tools to support moving projects and media files around between volumes and systems with generally minimal drama. at least the apps generally don’t crash when you are relinking media ( well lets not talk about Prem Pro too much here ) but you get the point. CU needs solid path handling, it doesn’t…
UPDATE 1 : I have Groove Agent full ver. It also complained about missing content, but Locate actually works, well for that set. Why must I be punished to located EVERY other sound set manually ? Why doesn’t LOCATE locate EVERYTHING thats offline or simply has a new path ???