"Show in finder" not working in Live 9 browser

 

When I right-click on a sample in the packs section under the places tab, the show in finder option appears but is grayed out and unavailable. This is true for both my live packs and the factory library. However, this option does work in the current project and user library section of the browser. Any thoughts on how to get show in finder working for packs? Thanks!
 

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UnchangeableUsername 3 years ago | 1 comment

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  • geekag
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    If you select Packs from the Places category in the browser, then right click (CMD-CLICK on Mac) Bomblastic, for example, you will see SHOW IN FINDER in the resulting drop-down menu.  Select SHOW IN FINDER and the Finder pops up with Bomblastic highlighted.  In the Finder window make sure you are in column view.  Then notice that there are no files in the column to the right of Bomblastic.  What IS in that column is the label KIND with a value of PACKAGE.  So, right-click Bomblastic in the Finder and select SHOW PACKAGE CONTENTS. Then you can navigate to SAMPLES or anything else that is contained in the package.

    It looks like packages will react that way, but data files will be shown in the finder.

    This is just a guess, but it seems logical and consistent.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    You're right. for some reason, Ableton is not letting me see a sample in the finder, but if you select the pack folder, you will be able to navigate to the sample fairly easily. This might just be a bug, or it might be something purposeful from Ableton.

    3 years ago | 0 comments
  • Luke the cat
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    I really hope there is a way to use show in finder for all files.

    I'm worried its another software company trying to protect their assests by making it harder for the user...... I searched around finder and found most things anyway....

     

    3 years ago | 0 comments
  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    I would not be worried about that. Ableton has done well to avoid this by not creating a whole new file every time you load one into your set by just creating an .asd file so that the original file is not changed whatsoever.

    In addition, the files are all accessible, perhaps Ableton just programmed it this way to encourage the movement of whole sets of files, and so they are not separated.

    3 years ago | 0 comments

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