Files on External HD not recognised

MukDee Member Posts: 1 Newcomer
edited June 7 in Kontakt

I recently downloaded 8Dio - Modern Scoring Bundle NKS Store all to default settings. As it took up so much disk space I moved it all to a Native Instruments folder on an external Hard Drive - USB External Physical Volume • Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

All the programs have full disk access.

All the Files were relocated and relinked via Native Access 2 and signalled that they were completed correctly.

Content Location was updated in Preferences File Management to the correct folder.

When using Kontakt Player 7 or Logic Pro, the only libraries I can access are the ones left in the default folder, none of the libraries on the external Hard drive are being recognised…

16" Macbook Pro

2.3 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9

AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 GB
Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

Mac OS Ventura 13.2.1 (22D68)

I read a post from 2022 saying;

ensure that Native Access has full access to Removable Volumes in the Files and Folders tab

I didn't see that option in my OS. Does Full disk access cover Removable Volumes?

and also this from Jan 2023;

i fixed it if someone is having trouble with the same go to properties
and make sure system and adminstration is on in external hard drive

Though I'm not sure what that all means…

Any thoughts??


  • Maciej Repetowski
    Maciej Repetowski Member Posts: 594 Guru

    External drive needs to be APFS formatted, as per NI and Apple.

  • Jojo123
    Jojo123 Member Posts: 283 Advisor

    Is your drive is a HDD or SSD? As far as Im aware, its still OK to have MacOS Extended Journaled but preferable to have APFS, especially if externals are SSD. I didn't have any issues caused by having some of my external SSDs formatted as MacOS extended J. Its only been fairly recently I reformatted them to APFS, but Apple has optimized their newer APFS especially to work with SSDs so it would be preferable to reformat.

    I think your last quote is from a Windows system?

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