How to move Logic’s additional content to a USB stick

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How to move Logic’s additional content to a USB stick

Post by FreakyBlue » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:24 pm

There’s widespread information about using aliases when linking back to Logic Pro X’s default locations. Unfortunately that is a very risky assumption, because every update related to that content will overwrite the alias and recreate an ordinary folder instead. The problem is that your other content will be orphaned, and you will end up with library content that needs to be redownloaded again.
The correct way of do this is to use symbolic links.

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Re: How to move Logic’s additional content to a USB stick

Post by FreakyBlue » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:49 pm

I guess the solution mentioned in the above post is 'out-of-date' since Logic Pro X 10.4. Apple made it much easier for us :)

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You can relocate the Sound Library to another compatible volume or partition, provided enough free space exists for the Sound Library. When you relocate the Sound Library, all Sound Library content except for Apple Loops and Impulse Responses is moved to the new location. User-created content is not affected.

Relocating the Sound Library to an external drive can free up a large amount of disk space on your system drive. If you change your mind or decide you no longer want to keep the content in another location, you can relocate the Sound Library back to its original location. When you install additional content after relocation, it is installed in the new location.
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