Can not install instruments on external NAS drive

PiotrWod
PiotrWod Member Posts: 4 Newcomer

I have just purchased Komplete 14 and I would like to install instrument on my external NAS drive. When I change the Content Location folder to external drive I get below error. This is not a case when I change it to the default location. Then I can normally instal instruments on my Mac.

Any one has a clue how to fix this?

Thank you!




Answers

  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,867 Pro

    Maybe you can try this: to make a custom desktop folder for general plugins (if you are a PC user like me) or to make a desktop folder for either downloads, content or apps alone (if you use Macintosh)

    I tried to do this tip i figured out when i had similar issue when i installed or even update K7 Bundle and it helped me.

    I hope it helps you too!

  • PiotrWod
    PiotrWod Member Posts: 4 Newcomer

    Hi Milos,

    Thank you for your answer! Can you please confirm if I understand you correctly. I should create a folder on my desktop (Mac user) and direct Native assistant to this folder? I am not sure how later I can cut and paste this folder to my external NAS drive...meaning simple cut and past would work?


    Thanks!

  • reffahcs
    reffahcs Member Posts: 809 Pro

    If you move the folder later you'll have to manually relocate the items in NA which will get tedious very quick if you have a lot of libraries.

    How is your NAS formatted? Are you running something like True/FreeNAS or is this a commercial Synology/QNAP type NAS?

  • PiotrWod
    PiotrWod Member Posts: 4 Newcomer

    Hi, I have Synology NAS and just did basic Synology installation. I can open the drives in Mac, open folders and all works.. just not sure how I can connect this to NI...

    Thanks!

  • reffahcs
    reffahcs Member Posts: 809 Pro

    I'm guessing the issue is your NAS. NI seems pretty particular about wanting to be installed on APFS drives. Adobe is the same way, I couldn't even install Adobe cloud software on an APFS partition that was case-sensitive so I had to reformat my external drive.

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 3,508 Expert
    edited November 2023

    Putting stuff on desktop won't make a difference, the key issue is it doesn't look like NAS drives are supported for Kontakt libraries, this has been discussed a few times.

    https://community.native-instruments.com/discussion/566/using-a-high-performance-nas-file-server-for-libraries-have-you-done-this

  • PiotrWod
    PiotrWod Member Posts: 4 Newcomer

    Ech...this is not good, as I don't have so much space on my Mac to install all the instruments I have...Thanks for the link I will read to see if there is any hope:)

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