What if I delete Komplete Kontrol, Controller Editor and .previews folders?

robst247
robst247 Member Posts: 3 Newcomer

I have KOMPLETE 14 Standard installed. I don't own a NI Komplete Kontrol keyboard or any other NI controller, so I would like to save SSD space by deleting Komplete Kontrol, Controller Editor and all the .previews folders, which are useless to me.

But before I do this, I would like to know if there will be any negative consequences.

Please advise.

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  • Sunborn
    Sunborn Member Posts: 2,156 Expert
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    You can uninstall Komplete Kontrol.

    Controller Editor you can also uninstall but i suggest to leave it. Because it will be reinstalled on every Maschine and Traktor update as well. If you do not have Maschine and Traktor then go ahead and uninstall it too.

    .previews you can delete if you don't need.

    No negative effects. In worst case scenario if you might need any of the above in the future you simply re-install them.

  • robst247
    robst247 Member Posts: 3 Newcomer
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    Thanks for your prompt reply. I do not have Maschine or Traktor. Uninstalling the .previews folders freed up more than 5 GB of disk space. But when I do an update in Native Access, I predict that it will indicate that I have to repair all the software components of Komplete 14.

    NI should provide a slim install option for users who do not want the previews and have no NI hardware.

  • Sunborn
    Sunborn Member Posts: 2,156 Expert
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    No. If you uninstall everything properly there will be no warnings for repair/relocate.

    Your unused software however (Komplete Kontrol, Previews etc) will be always there, since you own it, ready to be installed if you ever need it in the future.

    Just because something appears in Native Access, does not mean that you have to install it! I have 59 products but i only install and use 50.

Answers

  • Sunborn
    Sunborn Member Posts: 2,156 Expert
    Answer ✓

    You can uninstall Komplete Kontrol.

    Controller Editor you can also uninstall but i suggest to leave it. Because it will be reinstalled on every Maschine and Traktor update as well. If you do not have Maschine and Traktor then go ahead and uninstall it too.

    .previews you can delete if you don't need.

    No negative effects. In worst case scenario if you might need any of the above in the future you simply re-install them.

  • robst247
    robst247 Member Posts: 3 Newcomer
    Answer ✓

    Thanks for your prompt reply. I do not have Maschine or Traktor. Uninstalling the .previews folders freed up more than 5 GB of disk space. But when I do an update in Native Access, I predict that it will indicate that I have to repair all the software components of Komplete 14.

    NI should provide a slim install option for users who do not want the previews and have no NI hardware.

  • Sunborn
    Sunborn Member Posts: 2,156 Expert
    Answer ✓

    No. If you uninstall everything properly there will be no warnings for repair/relocate.

    Your unused software however (Komplete Kontrol, Previews etc) will be always there, since you own it, ready to be installed if you ever need it in the future.

    Just because something appears in Native Access, does not mean that you have to install it! I have 59 products but i only install and use 50.

  • robst247
    robst247 Member Posts: 3 Newcomer
    You're right. All I'm seeing in Native Access now is the option to install Previews, Komplete Kontroller and Controller Editor.
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