POSSIBLE BUG FIX FOR: A Live 9.5 Save Crash/Project Folder Having No Icon

I don't know if this has been posted before, but I think I solved one (or at least a part of one) of the problems some of us are having with  Live. Live would frequently crash on me when I tried to save a project. Luckily, thanks to Live's new "save before crash" protocol I never really lost anything, but it did get annoying. I also noticed that every time it happened, the Live project folder I was saving didn't have the custom Ableton Live project folder icon. There would be a blank text document labeled "icon" inside the project folder instead. I suspected the two were related.

What I did was use the icon from another folder by using copy and paste via the Finder. Find a Live project folder with the icon and click: File>Get Info. Click on its icon and click: Edit>Copy. You can now use this to copy the icon to any existing Ableton Live project folder. Just find the folder without the icon and click: File>Get Info, Click on its folder icon, and click Edit>Paste. If you didn't know this its ok, I didn't either lol.

I figured for some reason live wasn't able to properly find or apply the folder icon and that that may be the source of the crash. On a whim, the next thing I did was change the icon of the folder that Live temporarily saves my projects (user/Music/Ableton/Live Recordings) to the Ableton Live project folder icon. I did this because my projects are usually here for a while before I actually save them. Since doing so, Live saves properly with the icon and hasn't crashed while doing so. SO FAR. I'm not calling a real fix, but its working for me. Maybe it will work for you too and other versions of live. I will update my results over time.

Setup:

Mid 2014 Macbook Pro Retina15" running Yosemite 10.10.2

2.5 GHz i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Ableton Live Suite 9.5

G Drive ATC Thunderbolt Ext. HDD, 7500 RPM (for packs and samples)

MBox 3 Mini Audio Interface

Axiom Pro 49 Midi Keyboard

 

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brandonkeithdixon 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • brandonkeithdixon
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    Its been a week and Live hasn't crashed since making the above changes.

    1 year ago | 1 comment
  • brandonkeithdixon
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    Haven't had a single crash since.

    10 months ago | 0 comments
  • Yumi.k
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    I tried reinstalling and everything is going right. after version: live 9 standard, os: Windows8.1

    10 months ago | 0 comments
  • ALX94
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    Just tried your trick, seems to have worked so far! Thanks!

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • reyn13
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    this bug ruined so many projects. it auto saves the project BUT IT DOESNT SAVE THE SETTINGS IN MY PLUGINS FML. But im gonna try this, hopefully it will work thankssss

    5 months ago | 0 comments

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