Maschine projects missing files after moving my library files to external HD

Product
Product Member Posts: 9 Newcomer
edited September 2023 in Maschine

I moved all my library files to my external hard drive now when I open any of my projects it say project missing files please help me fix this

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  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 8,801 mod

    Hey @Product Some more description would be helpful. What projects? What DAW? What error message?

    How did you move the files exactly? If it's only Kontakt libraries you should be able to use the locate function: Reinstalling a KOMPLETE Bundle Without Re-Downloading KONTAKT Libraries

    For other products, here is how to move them: Moving a Native Instruments Product to Another Location on Your Computer

    For Reaktor instruents, Battery FActory library and other products you will need to reinstall.

  • Gee_Flat
    Gee_Flat Member Posts: 906 Guru

    You should change the title to 'Yesterday', when all your troubles seemed so far away.

    If it's Komplete Kontrol a 'Re-Scan' should fix it. For Kontakt you need to reset the paths. Do this for either application in standalone mode. Not within your projects.

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 8,801 mod

    @Gee_Flat I was editing the title when you wrote that...I kind of killed the joke. I'm so sorry!

  • Gee_Flat
    Gee_Flat Member Posts: 906 Guru
    edited September 2023

    @Jeremy_NI

    Lame joke and the wrong advice. At least I'm consistent.

  • Product
    Product Member Posts: 9 Newcomer

    Why are you guy making jokes but none of this is helping me

  • Product
    Product Member Posts: 9 Newcomer
  • Product
    Product Member Posts: 9 Newcomer

    can someone help or not everybody making jokes but not helping

  • Product
    Product Member Posts: 9 Newcomer

    i used the locate but it nothing shows up

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 8,801 mod
    edited September 2023

    @Product Sorry for the jokes but I've also asked questions and for more details. It would have been cool to mention it's MAschine projects as well.

    Please explain what you moved exactly? Projects? User samples? And how? Did you change the default locatins in the Maschine software? Did you delete any file?

    From the screenshots it seems you have moved all that was in this location:

    Mac HD/Users/Your user name/Documents/Native Instruments/Maschine 2

    By default, and if you don't use the save projects with samples, the samples were stored by default in this location:

    Then you need to relocate the sample to the folder where you moved it.

  • Product
    Product Member Posts: 9 Newcomer

    so how i get everything back to default so all that is gone will be back in it proper place and as far as what i moved i moved everything in my native access and i did not delete any files from my projects and it not just 1 its all the projects i ever did

  • Product
    Product Member Posts: 9 Newcomer

    im going to take a screenshot

  • Product
    Product Member Posts: 9 Newcomer

    this is what i change the first and the 3rd


  • Product
    Product Member Posts: 9 Newcomer

    can somebody remote fix this ******

  • D-One
    D-One Moderator Posts: 2,672 mod
    edited September 2023

    That has nothing to do with it, that's for libraries and such. What your previous picture indicated is that you're missing your own recordings/samples.

    Copy the files you had here that are now in your external HD:

    back into that same folder in your internal HD, or simply move the folder back. Then open all your projects and use "Save With Samples", this will make sure all samples get copied to a subfolder where your projects are.

    The only other alternative is to manually use the locate for each of those missing files in your projects, if you don't have many it could be doable but it will be a pain if you have many.

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 8,801 mod

    @Product Changing the locations in Native Access does not automatically move the files. Also the destiantaions are all messed up.

    1. Application location should stay at the default location: Macintosh HD > Applications > Native Instruments
    2. Download AND content should not have the same exact location, as it can create conflicts. It should be 2 separtae folders, one for downloads and one for the libraries.

    Please read this article carefully: How to Change the Install Locations in Native Access

    I see that you selected that as an install location.

    So, first, applications should not be set up there, as I've said earlier.

    Then it would indicate that you created a different user account. On the previous screenshot, the error message shows user 1 and in this one it's machanic, so maybe worth investigating in that direction.

    + everything D-One said.

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