Live 9 Suite Core Library location question

I posed this question to Ableton support also, but I know they are swamped and I'd like to get an answer before the 12th.

The knowledge base says: 

"The Core Library contains Live's factory content and can't be changed by the user. It is tied to the Live installation, so you don't need to worry about this.

On Windows, the Core Library is stored under C:\Users\ProgramData\Ableton\Live 9\Resources\Core Library. "

My question is:  Can I seriously not specify which hard drive/partition I want to use to install my library? 

I have my machine set up in such a way that I don't have a lot of space on my boot partition, I have a large, fast hard drive that I use to hold all of my audio production software and libraries.  If I'm forced to install the library to my C: drive, this is a show-stopper for me (I don't have 50 gigs free on that drive). 

I noticed that the trial version seems to have installed the core library to a subfolder on the drive where I installed it (and this is exactly what I want).  Can anyone tell me for sure how this works?  I'm really hoping that knowledge base article is wrong.  Thanks!

 

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MNealy 1 year ago | 1 comment

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  • hendrikstudio
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    same interest here.. System Drive is a 128 gb SSD. I don't want my whole Library in there.. but is it true that there are only shortcuts saved.. so all the Audio is saved in "packs" and the Library doesn't get this huge??

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • stoner99
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    Well, the Core Library is on ~600MB. The rest goes to Library, which you can allocate where you want.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • adrigen123
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    Not an answer, but related and additional to the question: is it possible to add to the core library? Not alter structure, just add content (ie copy content from my live 8 library into the appropriate parts of the structure)?

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • SpecialGuest
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    WE NEED AN ANSWER TODAY BEFORE THE 12TH!!!

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • TRB DJ
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    only the root library is on the root drive and you can move the user library anywhere you want 

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • SpecialGuest
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    I'm on XP and this is not the location of the library, in fact there is no C:\ Users folder at all. Hidden folders are showing

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Dowlphin
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    There is a tool called Link Shell Extension which allows convenient use of the hard links feature of NTFS, and in Windows XP even some additional functionality.

    When using LSE, you can move your core library to another location and then create a junction at the original location that points to the new location. It works like a redirector.

    If your system drive is an SSD and you want to retain its speed for launching Ableton (assuming that it reads the library's contents then and doesn't have it cached in a database), I recommend only moving the biggest chunk of the core library, which is the samples folder.

    9 months ago | 0 comments

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