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

    11 months ago | 2 comments
  • Scherer
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    +1 Would love to see Alias files 

    10 months 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.

    11 months 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...

    1 year 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???

    11 months ago | 0 comments
  • haloidesign
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    +1 it's really important for user to keep their Home Studio System organized like they want. Specialy if they used OS Standard like Symlink and Alias. In my case i have bash scripts to deploy all my collection of .aupreset, samples, etc... via symlink into a freshly installed system. For exemple : /Library/Audio/Presets/MyAudiounitPreset/FromMyDataHarddrive. This work very well for other software, you should provide this functionnality very quickly :). I came from Logic and for now i've no other solution to upgrade my internal hardrive and change script to use cp command instead of ln -s.

    ... and you perfectly know that this solution is not trivial in case of reinstall i've to dump from my harddrive to another harddrive, reinstall, copy again.... ARF !!! it's not just like run a bash script

    9 months ago | 0 comments
  • glenn@binarysend.com
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    Hello?

    I can't see how this is not resolved by now?

    Really??

     

    6 months ago | 0 comments
  • 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

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

    3 years 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.

    11 months 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.

    11 months ago | 0 comments
  • Maxim Kashtanov
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    It is impossible for so many years, you do not eliminate the bug!

    6 months ago | 0 comments
  • abodal
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    Agreed +1 to what everyone has said.

    I can't see ANY reason for getting rid of this once supported feature.

    Having a TB of samples on my native HD (and thereby in my User Library) is impossible, so ideally I would use/have used in the past symlinks and aliases 

    2 months ago | 0 comments
  • haloidesign
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    +1 Cmon guys, do you have a fix.

    Bug tracker or feature request opened to public ?

    2 months ago | 0 comments
  • abneypark
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    I agree. In fact, we've been keeping an older version of ablation on our stage laptop ever since. 

    It basically keeps us from being able to use Ableton Live...live. Its really stupid. Its as if you insist on our keyboard player wandering through a folder structure for each song...live on stage in front of thousands of people!

    Amateur hour, kids. 

    2 months ago | 0 comments
  • warholla
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    need this... real bad

    1 month ago | 0 comments

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