Where are Ableton's preset+rack folders kept on OSX?

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Where are Ableton's preset+rack folders kept on OSX?

Post by jackrabbit » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:32 am

Completed a fresh install of my whole HD and now putting things back to how they should be.

Anyone know where Ableton's preset+rack are folders kept on mac OSX? I have all the folders in tact on a back up drive ready to go back.
Once they are back in correct place, do I need to to anything in Live to let it know they are there?

Since the new instal I have changed the location of Ableton's sample folder, not sure if this makes a difference so mentioned it in case.

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Re: Where are Ableton's preset+rack folders kept on OSX?

Post by pepezabala » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:53 am

check in preferences, fil/folder-tab. there you can find the current location of live's library. You can point live to the backup of your existing library and she will use this directory.

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Re: Where are Ableton's preset+rack folders kept on OSX?

Post by jackrabbit » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:05 pm

THanks for reply.

I have successfully enabled the new location for the samples however I do not know where to put the preset folder i.e. the folder with presets for impulse, simpler, instruments racks, all effects like auto filter, scale effects racks etc.

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Re: Where are Ableton's preset+rack folders kept on OSX?

Post by Jekblad » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:10 pm

it should all be in a folder called "library"

did you copy your old library? it should have all those preset
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Re: Where are Ableton's preset+rack folders kept on OSX?

Post by jackrabbit » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:42 pm

Jekblad wrote:it should all be in a folder called "library"

did you copy your old library? it should have all those preset
Yes I copied the old library before wiping hard drive. I just dont know where to put it back to.

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Re: Where are Ableton's preset+rack folders kept on OSX?

Post by jasinski » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:58 pm

You can actually put it where ever you prefer. I think by default it gets dropped in (username)/Library/Application Support/Ableton/.. I could be wrong on that.
I moved it to my Dropbox folder and in Live's preferences, pointed to it there. Now my Live library is shared and synced between laptop and MacPro!
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Re: Where are Ableton's preset+rack folders kept on OSX?

Post by Jekblad » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:01 pm

jasinski wrote: I moved it to my Dropbox folder and in Live's preferences, pointed to it there. Now my Live library is shared and synced between laptop and MacPro!
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Re: Where are Ableton's preset+rack folders kept on OSX?

Post by jackrabbit » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:37 pm

After fresh install I made a new location for library on external drive, put all the original preset folders in the ableton/library folder but when I fire live up and click on instrument rack, scale or any other ableton device there are no presets, no saved racks, nothing.

This is why I am asking weather there another location they should be.

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Re: Where are Ableton's preset+rack folders kept on OSX?

Post by pepezabala » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:38 pm

I would not put the library onto an external drive. When this drive is not connected and you open Live, then Live will create a new empty library at the default-location. This might have happened in your case, not sure tough.

I just move to a new computer, have copied my library and everything works as it should. I have it in user/music/ableton/library and have another directory user/music/ableton/sets where i save my projects. this has been working for me now several years. I only do not understand why the library doesn't show the tension-cellos anymore, but you can find them by search. Weird stuff.

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Re: Where are Ableton's preset+rack folders kept on OSX?

Post by jackrabbit » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:28 pm

pepezabala wrote:I would not put the library onto an external drive. When this drive is not connected and you open Live, then Live will create a new empty library at the default-location. This might have happened in your case, not sure tough.
Thanks for help pepezabala. Seems crazy to not be able to have ableton library on external drive, hoped to be a bit more organized and have all samples together. Technically i would only fire live up when my external is plugged in, which it hasnt been off that often in last 7 years but i am sure there are times where i fire it up by mistake.
Will put it all back in original place and see if things come back.

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