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Apr 19 17 9:40 PM

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As most of you know I record with an HDR. I have imported countless ProTools files to mix and/or overdub on the HDR without a hitch. I have little to no experience working "in" ProTools. This client was working in Logic, and a month ago switched to ProTools 12, and has very little experience. I have no problem getting his wav files, but when I try to import into the HDR, his files seem to multiply, and lose their "wav" extension. I only downloaded the "L" wav files because L & R are the same on most of them.
It's almost impossible to explain to anyone not familiar with an HDR, but perhaps this crude Show & Tell video step by step might trigger an alarm to experienced Protools users what he is doing wrong. Just to keep myself in check. I tried importing an old/past Protools wav files, and had no problems. This tells me the problem is on "his" end. I'd really appreciate any help.
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Chance Pataki The Musicians Workshop www.the-musicians-workshop.com musicians.workshop@gte.net

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Apr 20 17 1:40 PM

Well I had a surprise this morning. While I still have no idea why his ProTools files would not import, this guy first used logic, then switched to ProTools. I suggested Reaper, then I retracted that suggestion in thoughts of confusing him even more. He ignored my thoughts and tried Reaper anyway. Got the Reaper files this morning and they imported without a hitch. I am still left with a desire to know "why" his PT files wouldn't import because I haven't solved that problem. Oh well, at least I can move forward and figure it out later

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Apr 21 17 9:24 AM

My guess is that your problem may have had something to do with only trying to bring in the left.  The only "illegal character"--according to the linked article--is the period (aka dot).  I believe it is called a separator and has special meaning to the computer's OS.  As a rule, I try to avoid all characters that aren't a letter or number EXCEPT underscore, which seems to be pretty universally ok.  This is an old habit and may well have outlived its usefulness at this point.  

https://kb.acronis.com/content/39790

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