Ableton files are being saved as Gimp files

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bobby warren
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Ableton files are being saved as Gimp files

Post by bobby warren » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:13 pm

When i try and open a project its saved as a gimp project. when i try and find another program to open my project ableton dosent appear in my computer as a program. Anyone else have this problem?

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Re: Ableton files are being saved as Gimp files

Post by BURN-ADDiCT » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:10 pm

It might be a problem with file associations. If that's the case, you may as well use The unassociate tool to reset associations with the .als, .alp and .adg extensions.
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Re: Ableton files are being saved as Gimp files

Post by chrk » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:51 pm

Just running the latest Live installer should restore your file assiciations. Your Live preferences should not be affected by this.
bobby warren wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:13 pm
when i try and find another program to open my project ableton dosent appear in my computer as a program.
Live does not install into c:\Program Files but c:\ProgramData, so you need to search there when using the 'open with' context menu in windows explorer.

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Re: Ableton files are being saved as Gimp files

Post by jacobschaffer » Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:06 am

Did you ever find a fix? This is happening to me right now!!! It is really confusing

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Re: Ableton files are being saved as Gimp files

Post by jacobschaffer » Tue May 05, 2020 10:46 pm

I fixed this issue! It is as simple as uninstalling Gimp... nothing else seemed to work, I tried a lot.

It is a simple fix as long as you can part with Gimp.

Both Ableton and Gimp, I found out use the .als extension. So the computer must get confused and warp the ableton live set.

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