Can't access file database: No database file found

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lapieuvre
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Can't access file database: No database file found

Post by lapieuvre » Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:38 am

Anyone has that in after installing Live 11? "Can't access file database: No database file found"

I tried deleting the Live Database content in Application Support -> Ableton but didn't work...

Thanks
MBP 2018, 16 GB Ram, OSX 10.15.7
Live 10.1.30 Suite
Live 11.0
Soundcards : FF800, Apollo Twin duo

Mark Williams
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Re: Can't access file database: No database file found

Post by Mark Williams » Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:42 am

Try asking in the L11 beta forums.
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icecoldchrissy
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Re: Can't access file database: No database file found

Post by icecoldchrissy » Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:26 pm

lapieuvre wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:38 am
Anyone has that in after installing Live 11? "Can't access file database: No database file found"

I tried deleting the Live Database content in Application Support -> Ableton but didn't work...

Thanks
hello. did you ever solve this problem?

i'm having the same problem now.

i don't want to mess up the tracks in progress i have on ableton10

thanks in advance if you see this!!

lapieuvre
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Re: Can't access file database: No database file found

Post by lapieuvre » Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:41 am

You have to delete the files in the folder "Live Database".

located in /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Ableton/Live Database

(Assuming you're on Mac)

Then restart your computer, and launch live 11
MBP 2018, 16 GB Ram, OSX 10.15.7
Live 10.1.30 Suite
Live 11.0
Soundcards : FF800, Apollo Twin duo

chason
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Re: Can't access file database: No database file found

Post by chason » Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:37 am

No need to restart, just make sure the app is closed. Try to close it normally then open Terminal, type "killall Live" (without quotes), and press enter. This will kill anything that may have got stuck running in the background

However, the solution for me was not deleting files--it was closing the instance of 10 I had running

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