Missing media files...How to select and insert a candidate? Enter/drag not working...
i have a missing referenced file and it says that multiple candidates have been found- which is wrong- double clicking reveals the file in the browser and there's only one file.
double clicking it doesnt restore it.
hot swap doesn't either.
Its likely i'm doing something wrong...look at my screen shot. where should i drag the file because there are a lot of locations where it's used in this song and its just one file being referenced...
shouldn't live insert it automatically?
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What about when there are over 30-40 samples missing? Manual drag and drop is a flow killer. The weird thing is i saved a copy of a .als as a new project in order to work in a different direction. It says samples missing and when i clic on what is missing i see that even Deffault things like samples out of an standard 808 drumrack with no modified samples are missing. When i search in the project the copy originated from no solution. I find it a bit weird2 years ago | 1 comment
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This drives me absolutely nuts and makes me give up on projects and just work on something else. Even when missing candidates are found, it's not obvious what to do with them, where to put them or which one to choose.
ABLETON PLEASE FIX THIS IT REALLY SUCKS5 months ago | 1 comment
11 votes received2 votesActually, this should only happen when the missing files have been changed in the mean time.This gets particularly annoying when you work with files that are changed often (such as audio stems that are updated regularly or MFL devices under development) AND you regularly switch between different computer systems or you tend to move your set and/or the source files around on your hard disk, for example for backups.I for one would really like to see an 'Always Replace Files With The Correct Name With Only One Candidate, Even If They Are Different' option in the missing media files screen.1 year ago | 0 comments
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has anyone found a solution to this?
I've got multiple candidates found, but live wont allow me to do anything with them, cant drag them onto sampler, cant drag them onto the list of missing files, no "hot swap" option, just a question mark, which shows me the files in the browser but refuses to let me do anything with them
driving me crazy; have 60 projects I need to sort out after copying drives; this just shouldn't happen...1 year ago | 0 comments
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Having this issue again now. No other DAW gives me this kind of ****.
Dragging and dropping 200 odd samples, WTF!5 months ago | 0 comments
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I have lost so much work due to this pathetic bug. Now I'm losing money.
I am currently in a studio, 100 miles from home, having done a "collect all and save" in Live 8 at home not once, but twice. I'm here to finish a job for release to a deadline, but as always, when I try to load it up on my "away from home" laptop, files are missing. They are just library sounds (EIC2) so quite why Ableton can't see the library I don't know. Neither do I know what even the point of "collect all & save" is when it doesn't do anything like it is supposed to. Yes I selected ALL the options when presented with which options to "collect all and save". Even when I tell Ableton where the files are, it finds multiple candidates that all have identical names. It lets me swap one in, but some of the are ensemble sounds. So I need them all. Unlucky me.
So I'm sitting here in this studio that I have paid hard-earned money for, and I can't do anything at all. "Collect all and save" has never done for me what it has supposed to do; something always fails to open properly, and no amount of telling Ableton exactly where to look solves the issue.
I have Live 8 installed on this machine too, I hoped it might open properly in that, but the result is the same.
A disappointing waste of my time and money.2 months ago | 0 comments
Near Earth Objectcontribution
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Did you try setting the folder that contains the right samples?3 years ago | 0 comments
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Thanks a lot, Tower of silence. It works.3 years ago | 0 comments
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This is a bug in the file manager and has been around since Live 8 and maybe before as well. The problem is that it sees rightly one canidate but still says there are multiples. It seems to occur only when a project has presets that reuse the same sample multiple times. For example you use the same kick sample in several drum racks. Their is only one "Kick 1" sample in the project but it sees that it is used in several drum racks and incorrectly counts it as multiple canidates. It really needs to be fixed.1 year ago | 0 comments
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Additionally, it looks like hot-swap mode is actually broken in this case.
See this screenshot: http://postimg.org/image/nayzf6dt1/When pressing the ? icon next to a file with one Candidate in the Missing Media Files dialogue, the browser in Hot-Swap mode shows this candidate, as expected. However, double-clicking the displayed file does not select it as the correct candidate. In fact, double-clicking it has no effect. This looks like a bug to me.1 year ago | 0 comments
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Hi. I hope this helps.
If you are reinstalling Ableton on a new drive or machine etc, then copy your original files from your original drive, Ableton User Library, Samples, Imported. Once copied, paste them to the new location by repeating this process, Ableton, User Library, Samples, Imported. Then when you open up a drum kit, your samples will be found instantly.11 months ago | 0 comments
towers of silencecontribution
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Ableton will say "multiple candidates found" even it's just one candidate. As far as replacing the missing sample, drag the "found" sample over to name of the missing file in the file manager column on the right and you should be all set.3 years ago | 0 comments
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click on automatic search8 months ago | 0 comments
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