Turn off indexing

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wayfinder
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Re: Turn off indexing

Post by wayfinder » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:37 am

i'm literally crying

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Re: Turn off indexing

Post by sonik777 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:58 pm

Ive got the same endless indexing issue, though it's appearance seems random. It happens more often than not.

Fresh install of windows 8.1

Ableton 10.1.9

No plugins

No places/folders

Everything on a samsung SSD

It did it before downloading the factory packs, and after.

JavidBabayev
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Re: Turn off indexing

Post by JavidBabayev » Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:39 am

Hi,
The most common case when Places keep spinning is:
Any unknown file types for Ableton, like rar, zip archives in the User Library or other attached folders.
Pleas check it very carefully. You can easily do it with Total Commander by showing all files in current dir and all subdirs.
Luck.

Anoesj
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Re: Turn off indexing

Post by Anoesj » Sun May 10, 2020 10:47 am

I keep all my samples and projects in Dropbox and use Smart Sync to only keep the files that I need locally on my computer. Annoyingly, Ableton Live wants to download every file during indexing, so today marks the umpteenth time my hard drive was completely full and Ableton froze my computer. This is driving me absolutely nuts. Just give us an option to turn off indexing already! :evil: :evil: :evil:

wayfinder
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Re: Turn off indexing

Post by wayfinder » Sun May 10, 2020 2:21 pm

2020-05-10T16:18:13.259002: info: Configuring places: Time elapsed: 1199337

1200 seconds! a full 20 minutes, live completely unresponsive

moe
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Re: Turn off indexing

Post by moe » Wed May 27, 2020 11:36 am

For me the most annoying thing about the indexer is that it renders the interface unusable upon launch.
I got a massive amount of samples, unofficial packs, 3rd party & custom racks etc. added to places and the spinnig ball at every program launch drives me crazy.

I understand that it‘s useful to have the browser update in case some new files were added to a location but don‘t understand why the indexer can‘t be a little more unobtrusive.
Mac Pro 5.1
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wayfinder
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Re: Turn off indexing

Post by wayfinder » Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:25 am

as i find myself having to use the task manager to kill the Indexer process, so that I can save a project, a few times a day, i reflect on how miserable i am that Ableton does not consider this a showstopping bug to fix, but a "feature" to "wish for" (and conveniently ignore because they don't get enough complaints.) if it were a crashing bug that affected only one person, it would get fixed in the next release. that makes me angry.

wayfinder
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Re: Turn off indexing

Post by wayfinder » Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:47 pm

here's a workaround for the Indexer not indexing stuff right away:

create a new empty folder in the location you want to have it scan, from *inside* the browser. that'll prompt an update.

djorno
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Re: Turn off indexing

Post by djorno » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:05 pm

Good God almighty, this indexer issue is causing problems. Bumping this in the hope that Ableton gets their crap together and disables / fixes this issue. Absolutely horrible.

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Re: Turn off indexing

Post by baseinstinct » Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:13 am

wayfinder wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:47 pm
here's a workaround for the Indexer not indexing stuff right away:

create a new empty folder in the location you want to have it scan, from *inside* the browser. that'll prompt an update.

Can you give a step-by-step instructions?

mowgli_art
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Re: Turn off indexing

Post by mowgli_art » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:21 am

I can't believe how long this problem has been around while there's still no proper solution. I'm on Ableton 9 on a Mac and this has started happening making Ableton unusable. My fans spin out of control and my activity monitor spikes. Why is Ableton literally scanning every 5 seconds while nothing changes in my machine??

baseinstinct
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Re: Turn off indexing

Post by baseinstinct » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:37 pm

Those of you guy who find closing indexing helps, there is a workaround: using a hotkey tool such as autohotkey (windows, free).
It could go like this
a key combination to start ableton, wait for a few seconds and kill the indexing process.
I think you could make it idle instead.

[jur]
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Re: Turn off indexing

Post by [jur] » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:27 pm

Is everyone here using something like Dropbox for your User Library files?
(hint: that's not a good idea, and you shouldn't blame Live. Dropbox isn't designed to work as real-time sample player!)
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mr.adl
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Re: Turn off indexing

Post by mr.adl » Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:13 pm

[jur] wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:27 pm
Is everyone here using something like Dropbox for your User Library files?
(hint: that's not a good idea, and you shouldn't blame Live. Dropbox isn't designed to work as real-time sample player!)
No, just a regular folder with my samples on my SSD.

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Re: Turn off indexing

Post by [jur] » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:13 pm

Ok.
I have very little knowledge about the indexer issue some of you are facing; it's best to write to support@ableton.com.
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