Missing ....

I've opened Live 9 for the fourth or fifth time.


When I click in any of theCATEGORIES (Sounds, Instruments, Audio Effects, etc.....) or PLACES (Packs, User Library, Live 8 Library, Current Project, etc.) there are no results in the browser in the adjacent column under "Name." In other words, there are appears to be no content at all ... (though I can open recent sets).

I think I'm doing something wrong, but what ....? They were there last night.

Anyone have a clue?



SQY 5 years ago | 0 comments

5 answers

  • Shamie
    1 answer
    3 votes received
    3 votes

    I have had this issue for along time and have just figured out how to fix it which is based on the answer given by the staff above. I noticed it always happened when I switched between audio drivers. After closing Ableton after switching back to my onboard soundcard, when I reopened it, everything would be missing. Even though I had no other instance of Ableton open (visibly at least). If you CTRL+ALT+DELETE and check your Task Manager and check the processes, it's still showing a couple of Ableton processes running. Click them and "End Task". Once you've stopped them. Re-launch Ableton and voila!

    3 years ago | 0 comments
  • SQY
    20 answers
    22 votes received
    2 votes

    Cancel that . . . . I closed and opened again, and the files are showing. Could this be a bug?

    5 years ago | 0 comments
  • djkilldyl
    1 answer
    1 vote received
    1 vote

    Mine are missing as well. Ive tried to re-open several times and they are still missing. 

    5 years ago | 1 comment
  • Crohab
    2 answers
    2 votes received
    1 vote

    I have the same problem.

    PC/ XP /Live 9 Suite/Max for live

    I find that a computer reboot brings Category and Places content back. Should not need to though.

    Strangely, my " Plugins " folder is good and I can see the " Packs " folders but they are empty.




    3 years ago | 0 comments
  • [daw] Ableton staff
    202 answers
    237 votes received
    1 vote

    Hi all, 

    Most of the time this issue originates from Live running in the background after not closing properly the last time. 

    This issue is addressed in more detail over here: 


    Hope this helps, 


    3 years ago | 0 comments

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