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    Move samples to external hard drive?

    i'm just curious as how to transfer all my samples to my external hard drive? i'm running leopard and logic and the external hard drive is connected via firewire 800 (i can do esata, but i think this will be plenty fast enough). at first i just kind of dragged files over and stuff and it sort of worked, but sort of didn't. every time i opened an existing file for the first time since the move i had to search for all my samples, and it took a while. is there a way to just have logic know where they are? what files do i move exactly? also, would just erasing everything i have with garritan then reinstalling it work? ahhhhhh.

    also, i moved the kontakt player program and it didn't work, then i moved it back and it still doesn't work? will this app need to be reinstalled? i know that the update just came out, so should i just erase it and start fresh with the update? i'm sooooooo confused. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks everyone.
    -Keith Fuller

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    Re: Move samples to external hard drive?

    acquired a few grays waiting for this one, eh?

    But ... I was wondering the same so SOMEONE ANSWER THE QUESTION SO WE CAN MAKE UP OUR MINDS AS TO .... sorry, got a little carried away.
    I'll go out on a limb here and say, I don't see why not! I have all my samples on the E drive so why not!
    Styxx

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    Re: Move samples to external hard drive?

    i'd like to say thanks for the help so far - i am now half way there. i figured out how to put my apple samples on the external (you had to create an alias on the external then drag that where it used to be on the internal, then delete "alias" from the internal, but leave it on the external along with the samples). my next question is.... do i only drag my garritan samples to the external and leave my kontakt player on the internal? i tried dragging the entire thing to the external and none of the pictures will show up and i can't select any samples, so i'm not sure if i'm supposed to leave the kontakt player on the internal and put just the samples on the external? any help would be amazing, and thanks again for what you've already shared.
    -Keith Fuller

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    Re: Move samples to external hard drive?

    You should keep the Kontakt Player in the default location. Just move the libraries.

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    Re: Move samples to external hard drive?

    Hey Keith,
    For some other applications (not Garritan) when you move your files you can create an alias file that will point programs to the new directories. There are some AUs that I've done that for, though I can't remember which. I'd look, but my iMac is about 1,500 miles away right now.

    I Googled mac alias and came up with several links that describe what they are and why they are useful. I've used them for non music apps like Adobe Elements. http://kb.iu.edu/data/achy.html

    Hope this helps,

    -Kevin
    We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams …
    24" 2.4 Ghz iMac, OSX 10.4.10, MOTU 828 MKII, 2 Glyph 250 Gig external drives, Logic 9, Finale 2008 GPO, JABB, Strad, Gro, Reason 4, EWQL Storm Drum, Adrenaline, Symphonic Choirs, SO Gold,All Arturia Synths, Many NI Synths, Spectrasonics Synths, KH Strings, VEPro on a Windows 7 4x 2.8 Ghz 12 gig of RAM

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