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I just opened a Premiere Pro project that I last worked on in December 2015. Since I have the new CC 2017 (PP v.11) installed, the usual dialogue came up that asked me to save a converted copy of the project for the current software version. I did so, after which the missing media dialogue came up (I moved a couple of folders around since last year). So I selected one of the clips and selected the corresponding file. This error message appeared:

premiere pro link media error

No idea why this is happening. They are the exact same files I used last year. They haven't been converted or anything. They haven't even been moved at all, all I did was rename the top folder containing them. It's the same computer, running the same OS (Win10). All that has changed is the version of Premiere Pro.

Is this a known issue? I searched for the error message but only found older threads with no real solution. Any leads on how to resolve it? Thanks!

Edit: I tried importing the files, which worked. However, they don't have any sound. Maybe it's an issue with some missing codecs?

Some exemplary MediaInfo output:

General Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/3gp4)
File size : 15.9 MiB
Duration : 7s 872ms
Overall bit rate : 16.9 Mbps
Encoded date : UTC 2015-11-06 16:15:36
Tagged date : UTC 2015-11-06 16:15:36

Video ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L4
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 1 frame
Format settings, GOP : M=1, N=30
Codec ID : avc1
Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
Duration : 7s 763ms
Bit rate : 17.0 Mbps
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Variable
Frame rate : 30.000 fps
Minimum frame rate : 29.412 fps
Maximum frame rate : 30.654 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.273
Stream size : 15.7 MiB (99%)
Title : VideoHandle
Language : English
Encoded date : UTC 2015-11-06 16:15:36
Tagged date : UTC 2015-11-06 16:15:36
mdhd_Duration : 7763

Audio ID : 2
Format : AAC
Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile : LC
Codec ID : 40
Duration : 7s 872ms
Source duration : 8s 2ms
Source_Duration_FirstFrame : 130ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 128 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Frame rate : 46.875 fps (1024 spf)
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 120 KiB (1%)
Source stream size : 120 KiB (1%)
Title : SoundHandle
Language : English
Encoded date : UTC 2015-11-06 16:15:36
Tagged date : UTC 2015-11-06 16:15:36
mdhd_Duration : 7872

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