FCPX: Leave files in place setting switches to copy to library

/FCPX: Leave files in place setting switches to copy to library
FCPX: Leave files in place setting switches to copy to library2015-11-13T14:09:54-07:00
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Hello, I am wondering how to prevent FCPX from reverting back to “copy to library” when attempting to “leave files in place” when importing video from my external hard drive to an event as I do not have room on my internal hard drive memory.  Thanks for any help!

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FCP does not “revert back” it only does what you have assigned in the Library Inspector. To change the behavior of the Library, select it, open the Inspector, click the Modify Settings button then change the Media to “other” and pick a folder on an external drive. That said……

Also, I’m really not clear on why you would need to do this. If you leave files in Place, even if the Library were set to a managed library, no media would be copied into it. My guess is, you are dragging the media from the finder directly into the Event and your preferences are set to copy. Go back to your prefs to change the behavior