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  • Helge Krabye
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    Joined: Jun 25th, 2007
    How to reconnect to offline samples in Live8?
    I have switched to a new Mac with only one hard drive. On the old Mac, I had an extra internal hard drive with all my loops and samples in a folder named "Samples". With the new Mac, I keep these samples in a folder (with the same name) on the internal drive, which of course has a different name than the original drive where the samples were first placed. Now, when I open my previous Live projects, Live is not able to findmost of the samples that were used in each project. Is there a way to let Live look (and find!) the samples, if I point to the new folder with the samples? If not, it will be a real heavy job to reconnect each sample manually...
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006
    Re: How to reconnect to offline sa...
    Hi Helge, Unfortunately I think this will entail some manual work, but there is a way to get Live to look for (and find) samples... - Open any Live set that has missing samples. The status bar will show samples are missing. -Click the Status Bar to Find missing samples. - Choose Automatic search, and be prepared for a long, long wait if you have a lot of samples! Let me know if this helps Rounik
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  • Helge Krabye
    Posts: 22
    Joined: Jun 25th, 2007
    Re: How to reconnect to offline sa...
    I managed to solve the problem by buying a new hard drive with enough room. I then named the drive with the exact same name as the original. Then Live was able to find the samples :) I think it should be possible to reconnect automatically by pointing to a Folder with the same name as the original folder where the samples were placed, but this isn't the case... Thanks for the help, Rounik!
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006
    Re: How to reconnect to offline sa...
    Hi Helge, Thanks for posting your solution :) yeah your workaround makes perfect sense! I agree, it makes sense that Ableton in the future will change the way it reconnects to samples... Best Rounik
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  • Nuxugya
    Posts: 19
    Joined: Feb 11th, 2010
    Re: How to reconnect to offline sa...
    I'm a little late on the response here, but you do have the option to search specific locations. You can search a certain folder, the project and/or the library. The library can take a long time. But if you know where your samples are you can use the specified folder option (disable the library search) and it's pretty quick. [img]http://overclockinc.com/mpvforum/missing.gif[/img] I cover this in more detail in my Ableton TNT #04 "Browser and File Manager"- http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/live8303
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  • Helge Krabye
    Posts: 22
    Joined: Jun 25th, 2007
    Re: How to reconnect to offline sa...
    Brian, I tried that, but it didn't work. Only solution was what I described above.
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  • Nuxugya
    Posts: 19
    Joined: Feb 11th, 2010
    Re: How to reconnect to offline sa...
    Interesting. I have done this successfully hundreds of times and I've seen the problem you describe only a couple times. I believe in my case, it was because there were multiple options available in different locations. Anyway, glad you were able to solve it. - b
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  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006
    Re: How to reconnect to offline sa...
    Hey Brian, Just wanted to say Hi & welcome to the forums :) Curious to see what's coming next in your Ableton Live TNT1 series: [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/live8303[/url] Best Rounik
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