At the moment Pro Tools uses absolute file reference for relinking. By that I mean, if you have a project on a drive: 'WORK' then when you move it to a different system it will always look for that exact drive.
This means that every single time you move a project to an external drive and to a new system drive it, by default, loses all links and you have to spend time re-linking. Not conducive to a fast workflow.
Solution is simple, in theory:
- Get Pro Tools to look in 'this folder' or parent folder using ./ and ../ references. (Dot Slash)
So the Pro Tools project will always look inside its containing folder first and unless you have used files from external folders, it will cut down on the need to constantly re-link.