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Organize Your Vocals (All DAWs)

How to Fix Missing Files in FL Studio,

When ever you open up your FL Studio files, do you have the, “Some data files required by this project could not be located”.

Here is how you fix those missing audio files in your FL Studio sessions!

Missing files are quite annoying, especially when it happens often. But, there’s a few reasons why this can happen!

  • If you reformatted your computer, and now all your files are all over the place.
  • If you’ve named your files the same title!
  • Or, like the reformatted, you’ve deleted, acquired new sounds, or just moved things around!

Setting Up for NO MISSING FILES!

Simply put, label all your files with original titles.

When I started up, I would always label my verses, “Verse 1”, “Verse 2”, “Chorus” etc. But guess what? What if I had 10 songs, all labeled, “Verse 1”, “Verse 2” etc.

This is setting up for missing files.

If I start to change stuff around, like get a new sound pack, or delete old sounds, things can get wonky REAL FAST!

So, How Do I Make my Files Original?

I started labeling my files according to my song.

Let’s say my song title is, “Bless the Lord, O My Soul”. What I would do is do this, Verse 1 – BTLOMS, Chorus – BTLOMS etc.

Verse 1 – BTLOMS

My reason for this is because I will probably never have another song with the exact acronyms. (Acronym is when you take letters to represent words).

So, on your next song, take the song title, put Verse 1, then the first letters of each word after it!

And Your Off to Organized Files and Songs!

Organize Your Vocals (All DAWs)

By doing this, it keeps your audio files original. No more having to find, “Some data files required by this project could not be located”.

Also, if you keep all your files in one big folder, and import that into FL Studio, that also helps this problem quite a lot. (Obviously, have sub-folders within the folder to help you out).

Get Organized - Sub-Folders

For example, create a folder, “Audio Production”, then inside, “Audio Production”, have, “Instrumentals”, “Albums”, “Sound Packs”, “Sound Design”, etc. Then have your files in each sub-folder accordingly.

By doing this, it keeps you super organized, and hopefully, no more missing files EVER! 😉

If you record songs, CDs, or Albums, I’m sure this has happened to you! (Or, even if you purchase, and download sound packs).

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