• Student473582
    Posts: 1
    Joined: Dec 7th, 2020
    GB keeps downloading essential sound library
    Hello, To save space on my HD I moved the GB files (MacOS/Library/Application Support) and audio loops files (MacOS/Library/Audio) to an external HD and created alias for both of them. Yet when I start up GB, it keeps downloading the essential sound library. What am I doing wrong? Thanks for your assistance, Chris
  • Joe A
    Posts: 1834
    Joined: Oct 1st, 2013
    Re: GB keeps downloading essential sound library
    Hi Chris - Apparently GarageBand doesn't recognize the Aliases and thinks the sounds are not installed. [Actually Logic/GB continually re-downloading library content is a common issue, though there are no definitive fixes.] Some people recommend creating Symbolic Links instead of Aliases, claiming that they work better [they should in theory, that's how Logic does it with their new option for re-locating library content] -- a search for "symbolic link garageband" or "symbolic link logic" should turn up some recommendations. If I remember correctly the GB essential library content is only around 2GB [I think the full content d/l is around 14 GB] -- unless your internal HD is really tiny (i.e. 128GB) it might be easier just to leave the library where the installer puts it -- that's what I ended up doing after using Aliases for years..
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