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3rd party Remote Scripts stop working after Live update.

  • Live Versions: 6 - 9
  • Operating System: ALL


  • 3rd party Remote Scripts stop working after updating Live.
  • The Scripts are not listed anymore in the Control Surface menu in the MIDI/Sync tab of Live's Preferences.


3rd party Python Remote Scripts which have been manually installed into the Live application/resources folder (e.g. Maschine) are not copied automatically into the respective folder of a new Live version.


Install the Remote Script again as described in the documentation of the controller.

Additional Information

File path for the folder “MIDI Remote Scripts”:


  • Prior to Live 8.3: C:\Program Files\Ableton\Live x.x.x:\Resources\MIDI Remote Scripts\
  • Since Live 8.3: C:\ProgramData\Ableton\Live x\Resources\MIDI Remote Scripts\ on Windows 7 and Vista and C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Ableton\Live x\Resources\MIDI Remote Scripts\ on Windows XP.


  • Locate the “” file here: Macintosh HD/Applications/Live x.x.x./
  • Right click on the “” file and choose “Show Package Contents”
  • Open the folder: Contents/App-Resources/MIDI Remote Scripts/

Note: This only applies to 3rd party Python Remote Scripts. “User Remote Scripts” in Live´s preferences folder are copied automatically when updating Live.

Please refer to the following knowledge base article for further informations how to access hidden folders on Windows and Mac OS X.

Related tags: controller MIDI