Program files and Sibelius Sounds Storage issues

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dlforumsib
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Program files and Sibelius Sounds Storage issues

Post by dlforumsib » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:39 pm

I have just installed Sib Ultimate on a replacement (new) MacBook Pro. 256 storage. Ran into problems loading Sibelius Sounds from lack of space. 2 questions

1. Can I install Sib Ultimate and the Sound library on an external disk, and if not...
2. Can I install Sib Ultimate on the home drive and reference the sounds from an external disk?
Thanks
David Loden

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bobp
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Re: Program files and Sibelius Sounds Storage issues

Post by bobp » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:34 pm

Install the software on your home drive and the sounds on an external drive.
Bob Porter
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dlforumsib
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Re: Program files and Sibelius Sounds Storage issues

Post by dlforumsib » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:51 am

Thanks, but Sibelius doesn't seem to recognise the external drive. Do I need to reboot for Sib to see it?

MikeLyons
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Re: Program files and Sibelius Sounds Storage issues

Post by MikeLyons » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:38 pm

Yes. Sib does not refresh its device count once it has initialised. You must quit Sib and restart it to see the new device..

having said that, I don't have a problem with external drives on windows.

If your sounds are already on the external drive, sib will not see them until you close down sib and restart. It may ask you where they are, at which point you can show it where they are.

Don't think you can just copy the files onto an external drive without installing them properly. There are whatever the mac equivalent of registry entries to be created.
Sib 6.2, 7.5 and 2019.9, Windows 10, 32GB RAM, 8TB 7200RPM Storage, 2TB SSD Note Performer 3, EWQLSO, EWQLSC, Harmony Assistant and some others.

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