Can I trust Batch Resave?

ZeroZero
ZeroZero Member Posts: 30 Sine
edited November 2022 in Kontakt

Hi, I have hundreds of Kontakt Libraries spread across several drives. I would like to reorganise into one drive. If I do this, using batch resave, will I encounter lots of can’t find this or that. I have a master template in Cubase with 3000 tracks, many are Kontakt and I don’t really want this bringing up multiple errors. I am using Kontakt Seven, I presume this means that old Kontakt library locations will be remapped?

Than you all

Z

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  • Studiowaves
    Studiowaves Member Posts: 318 Saw

    Try batch resave on one at a time and see what happens. Some daw's keep a record of vsti plugins and actually remember things about the patches. So if you put the patch somewhere else the daw is most likely not going to know where the patch is. On the other hand, Kontakt itself might know where the patch is after a patch resave. I think the patch tells kontakt where to look for samples after the re save. So your daw might open kontakt and it may actually work after it's been re saved. On the other hand it might not. Is there a Kontakt user library? I'm a reaktor guy, but have been looking into Kontakt recently.

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI BerlinCustomer Care Posts: 3,734 mod
    edited October 2022 Answer ✓

    @ZeroZero No need to use Batch resave in this case, you should start by moving all your Kontakt libraries, set up your new preferences in Native Access, then use the "Relocate All" function: Using the Repair / Relocate All Function in Native Access

  • BrainStones
    BrainStones Member Posts: 7 Sine

    Before I figured out the entire process, I had been frustrated multiple time with "can't find this or that", and here is my process for eliminating that. It basically involves temporarily turning off "Read Only" for the folder you're trying to rewrite to.

    I only use Batch Resave (BR) on libraries that load slowly enough to cause workflow problems. Thankfully, that ends up being about 5%. Unfortunately, though, I believe BR has to be done one folder/library at a time. I tried once to temporarily allow write access to an entire external drive at once, but during the first library BR, it said "could not save" multiple times. It was worth a shot, but I just did one at a time after that.

    Instructions:

    In Kontakt, click the folder icon near top right.

    Then, in drop down box, choose Batch Resave, and Yes to bypass warning.

    The Batch Resave explorer window will open.

    Navigate to the folder of the library to be Batch Resaved and Single Right click it*, then choose Properties. *(NOTE: Optional keyboard shortcuts for this process, from the Single Right click [above] through "Click APPLY" [below] are R, Space, A, Enter [since R chooses Properties, Space unticks Read Only, A chooses Apply, and Enter executes Apply])

    Untick "Read Only" or anything that will keep it from being accessed and/or written over.

    Click APPLY --- IMPORTANT: DO NOT CLICK "OKAY" yet!!!!!

    Just leave the Properties box open for now, because, if you click Okay on the Properties box before starting BR, it will return the state of the folder contents to "protected/read only" state, and the Batch Resave process will usually fail from not being able to overwrite the files inside.

    Wait for any processing (it will be quick, usually a few seconds or just a flash). 

    Leaving the Properties box OPEN for now, select the folder again in the BR explorer window and click OK. This starts the process. It may take just a few seconds or a few hours, depending on the library. It will be worth the wait in the long run. Although, I'm actually currently on hour 30 for Sonuscore - The Orchestra. This is the absolute slowest I have ever had. Never seen more than 3 hours. This needs to be worth it!

    If Kontakt says there are any files missing, click "Browse for Folder" and it will usually choose the correct folder automatically (the library you're already Batch Resaving), so you can usually just click Okay and the process will continue. If it keeps asking to locate the missing file(s), either find them or figure out what else is the problem (incomplete installation, corrupt files) and fix it, or cancel BR, fix the issue, and try again.

    When it's finished,the BR progress box will disappear, and NOW you can click Okay on the Properties box.  

    Now, when you open an instrument, it will usually just snap into place in a matter of seconds. The only thing you'll be waiting on is possibly the instrument to fully load its samples into memory.

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