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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:08 pm 
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I just spent some hours relearning something i had encountered before, but had forgotten. It is critical to success when retrieving files that have been archived.

First, if you do not know this already -- the best way to archive projects is to connect via usb, open the song folder on the partition you choose (there are two partitions that appear when usb connected) -- drag the project that you want to archive on to another drive and it will be copied there. So far so good - but --- perhaps the project's name is something generic, like 001 New Song for e.g. --- The temptation is to rename the project to something that will twig your memory as to the contents of the project -- so you right click your mouse and rename the project. --- years later you wish to revisit the project, so you reverse the steps above and drag the archived project, with the name you gratefully recognize, back into one of the AW song folders you have opened for that purpose (while connected via usb remember). It appears all is going well. The copy procedure completes, you can see the .aws file in the Song Folder, -- so you disconnect and go to the Song list -- only to find your project is not there !!!

The problem lies in the renaming you did long ago, for the purpose of recognizing the project in the future.

The solution is this -- Open the .aws folder (within your archive). There will be three icons showing. One is Audio ( with all the cryptically, numerically named wav files that are your data) The second is a folder named Render (with more cryptically named wav files) The third is not a folder at all, but rather an admin file. That item will remain named as was the project when you archived it. But recall -- you changed the projects name after you archived -- so -- simply rename the admin icon to match the project's name (everything before the .aws suffix attached to the project folder).

Now drag the file to your Song folder on either partition and it will successfully transfer back onto your machine.

It took me about two hours to relearn this vital piece of procedure - and i offer it to you for free!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:12 pm 
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Nice! Always appreciate your knowledge.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:32 pm 
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I think this may be the third time i have had to "rediscover" this. Slow learner i guess.

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