What is this "C" folder?
Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:17 pm
Mixcraft creates this on my desktop when I launch it. ? DIdn't see any ref to it in the user manual. Anyone?
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Sorry Greg, simple guy here. I never use my "Users" folder or anything MS or anyone else forces on me if I can help it, like "Documents" etc. I'd like to save my songs to (for ex.) something like C:\songs. That's it. But when I changed it, it still creates those Mixcraft Project x and C folders. Now they're just buried more because I changed the save folder off of the desktop, but it's the same problem. Basically I don't want MC to create any folders of any kind (if it's a temp folder that's deleted when I exit, that's different). Worse, it also creates those "project folders" too with the MC-style icons for my projects. Argggh! Stop the folder madness. Please. If I want to look at my files, I don't want to have to click sub-folders all over the place...Acoustica Greg wrote:Hi,
That's your problem. That pathname has a folder named C on your desktop. Go into Recording preferences and change the path to this:
That would put you back to the default setting, and then you'd find your projects in a Mixcraft Project folder inside your Documents folder. Or, you could just change your current pathname to something simpler, like this:
Also why do some of my projects exist only as an .mx8 file, yet others have all the folders?
Yeah, I already changed where the projects are saved to. But that's not the issue at handMark Bliss wrote:You can change where the projects are saved to. You can customize the filing system a number of ways if you really wish to.
No, it's really not. I proved this by opening an .mx8 file with MIDI only and adding an audio file. It created a .WAV file for that, but didn't create another folder for the project. (Well there's the "backup" folder, but I mean one specific to the project)You really MUST have a project folder that contains all those other necessary files for the project to work as desired. Wherever you choose to locate them, this is necessary.
Nope. I have a project which is MIDI only, nothing else, and it has its own folder. Others do not.Also why do some of my projects exist only as an .mx8 file, yet others have all the folders?
Probably because some are very simple. IE: MIDI instructions and no recorded or mixed down data files etc.
No offense but disagree and I really don't care what other users think or do. To each their own...It also turns out the "My Documents" works pretty well by default. Its where many Windows users keep their work, whatever that may be.
What works for me is no sub-folders. But if it's really necessary for some reason or other, it doesn't seem to work consistently. Some have their own folders, some don't, with no rhyme or reason offhand I can see.But if you prefer, create a folder on your desktop (or wherever) and project subfolders within. Whatever works for you.
I'd suggest mitigating the condescending remarks.I'd suggest the best first step to learning how to do that is to fully grasp how a DAW filing system is designed to work.
If you open a pre-existing MC project and 'save as' it will nor create a separate folder. For example if you have a template saved with certain settings, then 'save as' there will be no new MC folder. I've always been of the opinion that for any 'save as' the user should be given the option to create a new folder.mixyguy2 wrote:What works for me is no sub-folders. But if it's really necessary for some reason or other, it doesn't seem to work consistently. Some have their own folders, some don't, with no rhyme or reason offhand I can see.
aj113 wrote:If you open a pre-existing MC project and 'save as' it will nor create a separate folder. For example if you have a template saved with certain settings, then 'save as' there will be no new MC folder. I've always been of the opinion that for any 'save as' the user should be given the option to create a new folder.
I disagree; your advice was basically "figure it out yourself." Obviously I've tried and haven't or I wouldn't ask the question. I don't call that good advice.Mark Bliss wrote:It certainly wasn't intended as "condescending" Even after re-reading it I think it was as intended- Good advise directly based on the nature of a string of questions.
And I have found there are some who don't have answers but reply anyway and pretend they do and make snide comments along with it.My daddy would say "son, if you want to build yourself a car, it might be best to first thoroughly learn how a car works" or something like that. But in life's experiences, I have always found there are some who don't like the answers and struggle unnecessarily as a result.
"Figure it out yourself" isn't much of a suggestion. Your other suggestion or possible answer was that "simpler" projects don't need folders, which would've been a great (and logical) answer...except I've already found that's untrue.I offered suggestions based on facts,
[/quote]Wrong again, it kind of isn't, because you've offered no solutions, let alone successful ones. You clearly don't have any answers to my questions, and again that's OK, this is more of a minor annoyance to me than some big show-stopper, but I see no point in pretending you do.If the methods you are using aren't working, and you wish to disparage the solutions that have proven successful, its kind of a self imposed conundrum isn't it.