How to get Live 9 browser to show Alias Folders on OSX?

Hi, how do I get Live 9 Browser to show Alias Folders inside the Disk Browser?

This has been my ideal method of preparing for sets (i.e., this live gig-folder contains Alias-Folder links to these folders which have these parts that i want to play during the set).

 

I was absolutely shocked to see that the new and improved Live Browser does not allow for Alias Folders

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  • [daw] Ableton staff
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    Hi there, 

    Aliases are currently not shown in the Live 9 browser, which is a result of the browser rework for Live 9. 

    I collect your feedback though and I will pass it on internally again, as this is a topic we are actively discussing in house. 

    Nothing is set in stone, but for now I hope this does not cause too much inconvenience for your work with Live. 

    Best, 

    David

    1 month ago | 1 comment
  • fidelitarean
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    It shows Alias folders for me. Can't drag them to the sidebar but it will add them if I use the "Add Folder" button

    2 years ago | 1 comment
  • mattb
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    sample problem here. 

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • R.S.
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    Any solution for this?  Entire sample library is organized in Alias folders, can't access any of it in Live browser...

    5 months ago | 0 comments
  • Bayley
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    +1.

    Even symbolic links don't work either, which leads me to believe this was a deliberate decision. If that is the case, it's was a terrible one.

    1 month ago | 0 comments
  • todaysdate
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    +1

    I keep my sample folders organized so I know which sample came from which sample library, but then draw aliases so I can simply access all of my favorite "Perc Loops" from my different sample libraries in 1 directory.

     

    Any solutions???

    1 month ago | 0 comments
  • Maxim Kashtanov
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    Please add view alias, 

    This is an important thing for comfortable work with audio material and records.

    1 month ago | 0 comments
  • vanKloot
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    ARRRRRRRGH!!!!!  I can't BELIEVE anyone in 2015 would design an application with file management that can't recognize aliases or at LEAST symlinks!!!

    I have my entire audio library organized by publisher, and then I have folders filled with Aliases organized by genre or style so I can find whatever I'm looking for without having to remember who created it - but still have that information when I need it.  Now I discover that Live's browser won't show me ANYTHING in these alias-filled folders!!!  *HEADBANG*

    This is horrible Ableton.  Seriously, how did this get released like this?  Who said "Users won't care, nobody uses aliases in the real world anyway..." and let it ship??

    This needs to be fixed urgently, like for 9.2.  Seriously, this has just put a massive crimp in my workflow.  I've only been using Live for a couple months so I hadn't noticed this sooner.

    1 month ago | 0 comments
  • Scherer
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    +1 Would love to see Alias files 

    8 days ago | 0 comments

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