File Storage Issue with Maschine/External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'MASCHINE Area' started by Scott Gafvert, Jun 14, 2019 at 4:17 PM.

  1. Scott Gafvert

    Scott Gafvert New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Hopefully someone can help with the issue I'm having. Essentially I'm running a Macbook Pro w/ 128GB hard drive with Maschine, but since my hard drive doesn't have a ton of space, all my files, samples etc have been moved to an external hard drive. Only the Maschine application itself runs off the Mac's hard drive.

    I have however noticed that there is a random folder of Maschine library files that is still stored on my Mac's hard drive. I need to move these off my Mac and onto the external hard drive because I desperately need the hard drive space on my Mac to keep it running smoothly. However, when I try to move these files to the external, I get a prompt not allowing me to do it. Screenshot of the process is attached.

    Does anyone know why/how to transfer these files over and is there a specific spot within the Maschine folder files that these should go to?

    Any help much appreciated thanks!

    Screen Shot 2019-06-10 at 8.30.25 AM.png
     
  2. D-One

    D-One Moderator Moderator

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    Is any NI application actually open when you try to move the folders?
    Are you running your computers Admin account?
    Run the Activity Monitor app and double quit click and then and quit both NIHardwareAgent and NIHostIntegrationAgent, that might help, if not with all folders select right click and select "Get Info" check if all your users under "Sharing and Permissions" have read & write perms.
     
  3. Scott Gafvert

    Scott Gafvert New Member

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    Thanks for the response! No Maschine apps are running when I try to move files and I am the admin on the computer. I'll try the noted fixes hopefully something gives.

    Any idea where those folder screen shotted are usually stored by Maschine? So I know where to move them.
     
  4. D-One

    D-One Moderator Moderator

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    No prob. I dont understand the question, Maschine's Library is right there on the screenshot.
     
  5. Scott Gafvert

    Scott Gafvert New Member

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    Alright so I tried both options you've presented. Neither worked unfortunately. I got the same prompt as before after quitting NIHardwareagent and the other one. And it looks like I have read/write permission for "staff" and "system" but not "everyone", but I get the prompt seen in attached screenshot if I try to change the permission for "everyone" to read/write.

    Any my last message was just asking where are all those folders that I'm trying to move usually located within Native Instruments folder on hard drive of choice. I've just had missing files issues galore with Maschine so not sure if there's a spot that Maschine will be looking for these within Native Instruments folder or if I can just throw them in and will have to route Maschine to it either way.

    -Scott
     

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  6. D-One

    D-One Moderator Moderator

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    I missed some things, sorry:
    Hold the control key when using "Get Info", it will change to "Get Summary" which open just one window for all folders instead of one for each. Also, make sure "Native Instruments" and "NI Resources" are not moved to the external (they have to stay in the shared folder)
    Here is how it looks on my system:
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    (I use a secondary internal SSD for my libraries but for an external HD it should look the same once you relocate everything)

    Something is odd with your Mac tho, when a User tries to do something important OSX is supposed to ask you for the Admin Password instead of just telling you dont have permission. Here's what I see when I try to mess with something in the Users folder:
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    Does your System Preferences>Users & Groups look like this? Notice it says admin under my User account. Do you have a password set up? If you dont then set one up, it's highly recommended.
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    You can try to simply copy all the relevant NI stuff folders from the Shared folder to the External HD, then delete what you copied from shared, (dont empty the trash before checking if it worked) when opening NA it won't find any libraries since they are deleted and you have a Relocate option next to each instrument/library which you use to point it to your external HD... Also, change the NA library folder in its preferences to the external.
    (All the above assuming OSX allows you to delete the folders in the first place.)


    Maschine looks for its library (and all NI Stuff) wherever you set it to in Native Access, you can technically change it just inside Maschine's preferences, but that can cause issues with Kontakt libraries forcing you to manually find each one manually inside Kontakt, that's a PITA ... just avoid it at all costs.
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2019 at 8:28 PM