Need to wipe my mac - but need to make sure ableton can be re-installed

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Matthew99
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Need to wipe my mac - but need to make sure ableton can be re-installed

Post by Matthew99 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:35 pm

My mac is about to be wiped and I'm unsure as to how simple/possible it is to get re-installed back on the same mac after it has been wiped,

Anyone got any answers?

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Re: Need to wipe my mac - but need to make sure ableton can be re-installed

Post by jestermgee » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:54 am

Apart from all your projects, samples and VST instruments etc, the core application can be downloaded and reinstalled/activated easily. Just make sure all the extra stuff I mentioned has been backed up. If in doubt, just backup everything you can, drives are very cheap and makes sense when doing a full wipe to just backup everything

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Re: Need to wipe my mac - but need to make sure ableton can be re-installed

Post by jonljacobi » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:49 pm

No more difficult than it was the first time. But be sure to save your user Library if you want all the presets, clips, etc. back. You can also save the racks folder to avoid reinstalling those. Look in preferences for the locations.

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