Here’s a weird one. Using my MacBook and OSX, I recorded a two sessions saved to an external Firewire drive. I recorded two guitar classes, and saved before closing. I could see the blue light on the hard drive flicker as I recorded. Days later, I tried navigating to them from my Linux partition on the same laptop, and they weren’t there. I booted in to OSX, and couldn’t find them on the drive from there, either. I opened JACK and Ardour, and, using the ‘Open Session’ tab, found them in my recent sessions. Closing the session, I tried searching for them with Spotlight and still couldn’t find them. I then unmounted and unplugged the drive, and used the ‘Open Session’ tab again, only this time I used the browse function to find where the sessions really were. The only path that worked was to the folder on the now-unplugged drive–file system/Volumes/[hard drive name]/[folder name]/[file name]. They both open fine.
How can I get Ardour to tell me the filepath it’s really using to get to the sessions? They can’t be where the browser says it’s browsing to, because it’s pointing to a drive that’s not even connected to the computer. I want to actually have them on that drive, so I can open them from my desktop.
This is not only frustrating, but also a little spooky.