Please review items 1, 2, and 3 in the Introduction section of this chapter.
There are a few common reasons you may find yourself in need of moving media files:
You've captured, imported, Consolidated, or rendered media files onto the wrong hard drive or partition (for example, a drive that belongs to another editor or project)
A drive is failing and you need to get the media onto a healthy drive
You may want to take a copy of all your media, or just a specific portion of it, outside of your editing room to be edited with a laptop system on set, in a client's office, or on an airplane
A drive or partition is getting very full and you want to create space to give the Media Database files room to increase in file size
It is not possible to simply pick up a bundle of ones and zeros and move them from one location to another in the same way that you'd move a chair from one room to another. So, in this recipe are the steps to accomplish moving media files and then following that...