Learn how to relink offline clips to their media using search tools in the Link Media Dialog box.

What you learned: Relink offline clips with the Link Media Dialog box

Clips in an Adobe Premiere Pro project are linked to media files based on the file path (location of the file) and filename. The link can be broken and remade.

When clips might go offline

If you move your media files to a new location, Premiere Pro may not be able to locate them and maintain the link between the clips in your project and the media files they link to.

When the Link Media dialog box will appear

If clips go offline, the Link Media dialog box appears automatically, so you can locate and relink your media files.

How to search for clips in the Link Media dialog box

  • Click the Locate button to use the Media Browser interface to locate, preview, and select a media file. Other offline clips are relinked automatically when the first media file is found.

Selective search options

  • Use the Match File Properties checkboxes to selectively exclude filename options, including the file extension and filename. This is useful if you intend to change the media type.

Set clips as offline

  • If you intend to keep one or more clips offline, and don’t want the Link Media dialog box to appear, choose Offline (for a selected clip) or Offline All.
  • You can right-click on offline clips in the Project panel and choose Link Media to display the Link Media dialog box.

Tip: If you would prefer to use an operating system Browse dialog box to locate media files, deselect the Use Media Browser to locate files option.


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