Missing .NKC File Help (Voice of Rapture - The Tenor)

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  1. Iggy

    Iggy Platinum Record

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    Don't suppose anyone has the .nkc file for "Soundiron Voice of Rapture - The Tenor" they could share, do they? For some reason, it's missing from my library. I figured I'd ask around on here before downloading the whole %#$#^!* 5.3 GB library again just for that one 40 kB file. Any help would be deeply appreciated!

    (Edit: never mind; it looks like I'm missing a bit more more than just the .nkc file. Unfortunately, I can't delete this thread, sorry!)
     
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  3. TinTin

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    NKC are Native Kontakt Cache files and Kontakt creates them automatically again if its missing .
     
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  4. Iggy

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    I did not know that! Unfortunately (see above), that's not the only file missing, or I'd breathe a sigh of relief. Some .nki's also vanished. Looks like I'll have to re-download the whole mess.
     
  5. jazzzz

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    you may need to check your hard drive because it can have damaged sectors, if there are some files randomly missing.
     
  6. Iggy

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    I just defragged a little while ago and lost a few files. iDefrag was outdated and apparently, that version hates Sierra. I also didn't TM first, so I got screwed (or, more accurately, screwed myself) big time. I will say this: MacOS has come a long way, as I was able to reinstall Sierra over my existing install without losing any other files. Back in the olden days, I would have had to wipe my drive, do a clean install and migrate all my data from whatever backup I had made.
     
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    I always thought I was up-to-date about mac but had to realize recently that I had done the OS update process wrong for a long time. Either upgrading directly from the previous one, without backing it up with TM first, or doing a clean install (when installing a new hard drive) and reinstalling everything, causing crazy Font incompatibility all of a sudden. I haven't even realize about the Recovery partition since it have been existed (perhaps because I still used older OSs). Last week copying the system HD to a new SSD with CCC and trying to do an update to High Sierra unsuccessfully, I finally tried it doing a clean install and migrating everything pointing to the TM backup (actually I could have pointed to the old HD, too), I was surprised how fluidly it does work.
    Many people complain about problems with audio software after upgrading to a newer OS, nobody should do it without backing up in TM first.
    I regret not having updated to El Capitan from Yosemite for so long, it really fixes many buggy operation, it runs the CPU less hot and uses less memory. I tested High Sierra on an external SSD but the warnings about the incompatibility (even if it seems to work fine) when you open CS6 apps is scary. I don't need Siri and I don't use iOS devices, so El Capitan suits the best so far.

    I never do defrag on a mac, only use Disk Utility's First Aid. Just like not using these third-party antivirus software, even the memory cleaner that I tried for a while, found somehow fishy. Better upgrading to a OS that doesn't need these workaround apps.
     
  8. Iggy

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    I've only ever used CCC once. After the first time I used Time Machine to put everything on a fresh hard drive, I was sold on it. And normally, I do a complete backup before detailing my HD (dumping all the caches, fixing permissions, rebuilding the directory, defraying, running CleanMyMac, etc.), but I didn't think it was a big deal this one time and paid for it dearly ... only because I was using an out-of-date version of iDefrag (which is dead technology anyway as of High Sierra, due to the new APFS HD file system).
     
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