How do I tell Native Access on which drive to install something? (Kontakt 6 full) (Solved)

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lingyai
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Post Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:44 am

Relatively new to Kontakt 6 and resigning myself to having to deal with Native Access, it hasn't been too bad, but am stumped on this.

Got a new PC, installed Kontakt 6, working pretty well. Now I want to use NI Session Acoustic Guitar 2. I want it installed on my external drive, like so many other Kontakt libraries which Native Access has recognised and let me use on the new PC

In this case though the guitar lib was on my old PC, never had put it onto my external drive.

So in Native Access I clicked install and was not prompted to say where. It started the download and I assumed I would be asked. Instead it just, at the end of the process, announced all was done and it had successfully installed to my C drive.

I have very limited space on my C Drive. I want to move it to and use it from there to my external drive. Am not seeing an obvious way to do this. Can anyone please advise? I guess I'll have to uninstall it from my C drive before proceeding with whatever solution arises....

God I wish they would just let us direct download the libraries the normal way. Dead simple, always works.
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Re: How do I tell Native Access on which drive to install something? (Kontakt 6 full)

Post Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:50 am

You want to change the install location in native access?

https://support.native-instruments.com/ ... ive-Access

You want to move something to a different location?

https://support.native-instruments.com/ ... -Computer-

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jancivil
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Re: How do I tell Native Access on which drive to install something? (Kontakt 6 full)

Post Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:52 am

if it's Kontakt, tell Kontakt where it is in Database; if it's a Library ("powered by Kontakt"), under the gear icon establish you want the directory showing, if you want to see it in "Libraries". A new larger library should be batch-resaved to make it load quickly.

Evil Dragon has said NA fixed this, but the last time I wanted to install Factory Library Items it had to land on the system drive. But moving it after the fact is not any problem, it's not NA.
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jancivil
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Re: How do I tell Native Access on which drive to install something? (Kontakt 6 full)

Post Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:53 am

You tell NA where you want your files to land in its preferences.

lingyai
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Re: How do I tell Native Access on which drive to install something? (Kontakt 6 full)

Post Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:06 am

jancivil wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:53 am
You tell NA where you want your files to land in its preferences.
Thanks. I had a look through NI FAQ before posting, by the way. After 3 minutes lost patience.

Meanwhile, while you were replying I did figure out a workaround; I just cut and pasted the library from C to E, launched Kontakt, let it tell me the lib was missing, then used its feature to to let me tell it where it was.

Your tip however will let me do it right the first time, cheers.
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