Never work off of your class folder. I say that a lot, but what’s the big deal? Everything seems to work fine if you open a project file on your class folder. You may even be in the habit of working off of your class folder all the time—completely skipping all of that stuff about working off of your thumb drive.
So what’s wrong with working off of your class folder?
If you work off of your class folder—entrusting a network connection with your large and complex multimedia project—eventually, you’ll run into problems.
You’ll be working in Adobe Audition. Everything will seem fine. Then a nasty dialog box with an exclamation point in it will appear. You’ll frantically try to hit Save, but Audition won’t respond. Having no other choice, you’ll close the program and all of your recent work will be lost.
It’s a terrifying scene, I know.
I don’t like hearing horror stories about hours of work going down the drain because a student was working off of his or her class folder. I’m posting this as a warning. It’s my hope that it never happens again.
Thankfully, there is a surefire way to make sure this doesn’t happen to you: always work off of your thumb drive. Then, to backup your work or turn in an assignment, copy your entire project folder from your thumb drive to your class folder.