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Can Live 9 handle my Live 8 Library? Will it be imported or copied? Can I still use it with Live 8 afterwards?

  • Live Versions: 9
  • Operating System: ALL

If you have Live 8 installed and its Library had been set correctly in the Live 8 Preferences, then if you start Live 9 on the same computer for the first time, Live 9 will automatically show your Live 8 Library in its Browser under Places.

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Additionally, you can always set and change the path to the Live 8 Library in the Library tab of the Live 9 Preferences.

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The Live 8 Library is neither merged with the Live 9 default content nor copied or imported. It is shown as a dedicated read-only Place in the Live 9 Browser and its content can only be accessed from here - it won't be shown in the Categories sections.

You can use and load all content from the Live 8 Library, but Live 9 will never change it. Thus, you will always be able to still use your Live 8 Library with Live 8 if you need to.

If you load a preset from the Live 8 Library, then change and save it, it will be saved in your Live 9 User Library and will from now on be shown in the Categories as well.

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