How and Why to Move Your Logic Pro X Sound Libraries to an External Drive


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Logic Pro X ships with a brand-new sound library including many updated Apple loops and sample instruments. However when you install your sound libraries, you’re not given the option to install…


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  1. Garry Dobson said on August 13, 2017 4:43 am:

    making an alias does not work..as logic pro will try and reload the same moved / deleted folders and ignore the alias. To resolve this you need to install symbolic link into your utilities folder in the library… heres the link…works fine for me now !

    https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/10433/symboliclinker/download

    so make a symbolic link NOT an alias link.

  2. Chue Kin San said on September 2, 2017 3:11 pm:

    CAN GARAGEBAGE ?

  3. Joshua Taylor-Sloots said on September 20, 2017 11:32 pm:

    Can I do this with google drive instead?

  4. Daan van Rossum said on October 3, 2017 12:14 pm:

    Can I use a SD card to put all the sounds to that card? or is it to slow? thanks

  5. MCS MISSION CHURCH said on October 12, 2017 1:20 pm:

    The best bit of information on why and how to use external hard disk in Logic pro x – Loved it, Thanks! 🙂

  6. S T said on October 21, 2017 4:17 pm:

    It works. When I open Logic I get a message every time to resume download of files. Do I just hit Cancel? thx

  7. who me said on November 5, 2017 3:35 pm:

    Just upgrade your internal hard drive to a tb

  8. Chris Irvin said on November 11, 2017 2:42 am:

    You’re the man! Thanks. This helped.

  9. zelmusiclover said on November 19, 2017 11:48 pm:

    i think if using large sdRAM + solidstateDrive will help logic process data fast

  10. threeheavens said on November 30, 2017 2:21 am:

    I’ve been doing the opposite of what your saying writing or saving projects to external drive. So your always only reading from internal HDD and always writing to external.

  11. Prod. Hxrford said on December 14, 2017 4:06 am:

    Please help, I’ve transported and aliased all the folders shown in this video and even the garageband one, but it still says I have 20gb of sound library in the storage manager?

  12. Lördberg said on December 27, 2017 12:57 pm:

    is it safe to delete the alias folders from the external drive?

  13. Arturo Álvarez said on January 16, 2018 9:15 pm:

    Great! Once I renamed the alias folders in their original location, may I delete the alias created in the external disk?

  14. Furious Stylez said on February 9, 2018 9:31 am:

    None of this WORKS! NONE! Thumbs down!

  15. Matthias Burger said on February 10, 2018 8:27 pm:

    Nice tutorial… But Logic removes my aliases and downloads it new… any idea?

  16. Blazinhotbeatz said on March 3, 2018 9:51 pm:

    this video is very sketchy as a help platform (not complete)
    it leaves out so much data about the process that it will cause others issues

  17. Madrrrrrrrrrrr said on March 6, 2018 5:15 am:

    At my system you have to refix the alias after renaming it. If you click it after renaming it tells me the alias doesn’t work and if i want to fix the link. When i do, it works. Other thing is EXS instruments are also placed in Garageband folder on my system. Not mostly in EXS sample folder.

  18. BooBooJonez said on March 17, 2018 2:46 pm:

    Hey Tuts+ Music and Audio, What is you answer to the re-downloading essential sound libraries at startup? You need to do a followup video…

  19. DSTRKT said on March 22, 2018 5:30 pm:

    Could it be a great idea to move logic’s instruments too? I have a Macbook Pro 13″ Retina 2015 with 256gb SSD, my external hard drive is a 1TB Seagate HDD, Will it be running slower if I transfer them? I would like to save some space!

  20. Trikloe said on March 30, 2018 3:17 am:

    I don’t wanna carry a external drive everytime I open up logic