Kontakt 6: How to locate libraries that were installed to external drive

Discussion in 'Software' started by Jaydee, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. Jaydee

    Jaydee Noisemaker

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    My Mac Pro died after trying to install High Sierra. I did have an backup drive but non bootable. So I've just reinstalled the OS by cloning my Mac book Pro. Unfortunately my MacBook didn't have all my Kontakt Libraries installed in Kontakt. So my question is: can I get my Mac Pro to re- see all the Kontakt libraries without having to reinstall all the separate libraries? Are there any files I can copy from my Mac Pro back-up drive (ie. Kontakt Preferences, .plist files, Application support files etc) so Kontakt will see the libraries again? Btw- the libraries are on an external drive and I'm on a Mac.

    Many thanks for any wisdom you can pass on.

    Cheers J
     
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  3. jazzzz

    jazzzz Kapellmeister

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    you can try copying those .xml, .plist files but if you try to do it adding some libraries this way to an existing list of added libraries in your MBP system setup, you will have problems, due to the UserListIndex order. By the way, the .plist that contains the location of the library is also the one in the user-specific Library/Preferences location, and not just in the hard disk/Library/Preferences
    If you still decide to do it, you have to copy every native_instruments_related .xml and .plist files to your new OS, and not just uniting them with other libraries' files that are on that MPB setup.

    I just don't understand why you didn't install a new OS then migrate the old data from that backup drive? It doesn't have to be bootable, I think, just having a time machine backup is fine for the purpose.

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  4. Jaydee

    Jaydee Noisemaker

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    Thanks for your response Jazzz. You know, I totally forgot about the migration assistant. And your the first to suggest it! When I was trying to get my old Mac Pro up and running again and tried to get help on the Mac Community forums no one suggested it. And yet it is so obvious.
    Anyway, I solved it by moving all the plist files.
    My only problem now is with Omnisphere. Which Is up and running again. Except I get the dreaded "Error loading waveform" warning when trying loading presets from the Hardware list. I'm up to date with Patches/Soundsources but can't find a solution in all the threads on here.
    Anyway, thanks again for getting involved.
    Cheers J
     
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