ok, i'm finally getting around to taking Svennes advice. I just renamed all the files in the pool, and I created a new folder under "cubase projects" with the name of my project inside that folder. Next Svenne said I should copy all the files from finder, and put them in the audio folder in the new project folder. I dont see an "audio" folder in there. I even went to "save as" and saved my project into the new folder I created, but i dont see a folder that says audio. So where exactly do i paste the files? thanks!
You should create the project folder from within Cubase. Not in Finder/Windows Explorer!
1) When you see the Steinberg Hub, make sure that "Prompt for project location" is selected.
2) Select the More pane and then "Empty"
3) Click on "Create Empty..."
4) Navigate to your Project Folder (or any subfolder you wish to use), click on "New Folder", name your project folder in, click "Create" and click "Open".
Cubase will now create a correctly formatted Project Folder (containing an "Audio" subfolder) in your selected location. This is how you should begin every new project, from now on. It's also recommended that you save your newly created project, the first thing you do. Just as a safety measure. Unfortunately, Cubase doesn't do this automatically.
However, since this exercise was only for creating a project folder, you can close the new project window. You don't need it, as you will save your "original" project to this project folder.
Oh and one more thing. He mentioned restoring the orginal file names.. how do i do that once I change the name in the pool?
The rule is that you should always change file-names and delete files from within Cubase, as it otherwise will loose it connection with the file(s). However, in this specific case, you want to "break" the link!
When you save the Project to the new Project Folder, it's still connected to the audio files in the old Project Folder. We don't want that. We obviously want it to be connected to the audio files in the new Project Folder (where your Project (.cpr) file resides).
By restoring the file names (changing them names back, from ABC_audio05_4 back to audio05_4, etc) in the Finder/Windows Explorer ( Not in the Pool), the links will "break" and Cubase will request that you relocate the Project Folder. This time the new one, and the Project will be connected to the correct copies of the audio file. You can, now, resore the names of the "new" copies of the audio files aswell, it you wish. Note however that this time it must be done in the Pool.
The benefit, for you, in restoring the names of the file names to break the links, opposed to erasing them, is that if they are used in another project, they will still work with that project.
Please, add your equipment list to your signature. It's must easier for us to help you if we know what OS, Cubase version, etc. you are using. Click on "User Control Panel" in the header. Select Profile/Edit Signature and enter your equipment specifications. The more specific you are, the greater the chance of getting adequate help.