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On occasion, when you open your After Effects projects you may be greeted with a scene that looks like this. Anytime you see color bars in place of graphic elements, After Effects has lost the link connecting the original footage to the After Effects project. This is easy enough to fix. If you look in your Project panel. You can click in the search field and start typing the word missing. Notice once we start typing missing, you can search for missing fonts, effects, or even footage.
Now After Effects is pretty smart. Anything that's already missing, it'll go ahead and isolate so you can replace those elements. I'm going to start with a video. If you click once on the file, just to make sure it's selected. You can then Control Click or right-click on the file, and choose Replace footage and choose File, now we can navigate to the Exercise Files folder. In your Exercise files, go down to where it says Footage, in your Footage folder, everything is broken down according to type. Since we're replacing video, lets go to the 03_Video folder. In there, I'll scroll down and look for my Stair_RunDown movie and sure enough there it is.
Once I've found it, I'll click Open and then it replaces that file. Now, a lot of times After Effects will then turn around and find the other files. But if it doesn't, you can go ahead and just do the same process. I'll right-click here on this Illustrator file, and choose Replace Footage > File, and this time I'll go over to the 02 Illustrator Folder or Ai folder and then here I can choose my H+_Sport file and click Open. Then all you have to do is save your project.
Once you save your project After Effects will remember where those files were saved. So, if you need to move your projects around, just remember, move your Exercise files and your Footage folders all together.
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