Just experienced this.
I decided to try SE instead of my go to Battery 4.
Made a kit by chopping up some audio snips from a larger file in the arrangement window, dragged the snips into SE pads, individually, saved a preset.
Open up the session later, GA SE can’t locate the files.
The files are stored on an external HD. It won’t find the files that I point to. So I just cancel and resume. Open up SE, Pads intact, but samples are missing. Instead of using the drop down menu, this time I use the load preset dialogue. Preset loads. Good!
Each pad now has random start and end markers, everything that I had set up, bracketing, fades, is all gone.
This does not happen in Battery. Things like this always work, you know, you make a kit, save preset, close and reopen, and whallah… you have resumed the exact situation that you had saved. Not the case here.
Not good at all, bad impression.
I’m sure there is a fix somewhere, but it’s still unacceptable. I saved it, and it did not open up in the same state.