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MrBattlehunter wrote on 8/14/2019, 9:37 PM

I noticed while trying to uninstall/reinstall that there is a separate program listed under configuration screen/programs called "magix content and soundpools" that you have to use to uninstall instruments since it cant be done in MM itself oddly enough, I haven't found a way to open or edit this program to change the file location tho

ralftaro wrote on 8/16/2019, 7:56 AM

Hi there,

For the past few generations (starting in Music Maker 2013), MAGIX music programs have been using a centralised, shared location for the storage of various content components (mainly the software instruments and soundpools that come with the software or are now installed via the in-app store in Music Maker). This would be the default path for that location, containing the various sub folders for soundpools, synths etc.:

C:\Users\Public\Documents\MAGIX\Common\

This default location can be modified via the custom installation option when installing a MAGIX program making use of that location, like Music Maker. However, here's the catch: This being a centralised, global location, it can only be changed when installing the first piece of MAGIX software that is using it on your system. After that, it's set in stone. When you run subsequent MAGIX software installations, you can still access the customised installation screen in the installer, and maybe change other relevant program folders, but you won't be able to change the location for this particular shared folder.

If you really need to relocate this to a different location/drive, you'd need to uninstall all relevant MAGIX programs, and uninstall *all* of the content managed in that location via the "MAGIX Content and Soundpools" option in Windows' list of installation applications, until eventually that entry completely appears from the list. Now, if you perform a fresh Music Maker or Samplitude Music Studio installation again, you should find that you can, once again, customise the location of this global "Common" folder in the advanced installation options. Future instrument and soundpool installations through the in-app store (current Music Makers) or program installers & content downloaders (old Music Makers, Samplitude/Music Studio, ACID) will then be using the location of your choice. (MAGIX video editing and slideshow programs are now also starting to adopt this concept.)

I hope this info helps!

MrBattlehunter wrote on 8/16/2019, 8:20 AM

Ah thanks, I reinstalled music maker and selected other folders but I didn't realize that it was shared over all magix products it probably inherited the location from vegas pro or soundforge

ralftaro wrote on 8/16/2019, 8:33 AM

You're welcome.

Just a few additional words, to make sure you got all the right info you need to sort this out: I don't think the VEGAS or SOUND FORGE product lines would have set and used this folder - at least not in their previous and current versions. VEGAS may do so at some point in the future, SOUND FORGE probably never will, since it's not a "content product". It's going to be the traditional MAGIX video/slideshow products (Movie Edit Pro, Photostory, Video Pro X) that are going to use this globally shared folder in the future to more easily share content between applications and avoid redundancies.

So, the folder may have been set into stone even just by your previous Music Maker installation (and even if you don't have any other MAGIX music programs or older Music Maker versions on your system). After uninstalling Music Maker, the content in the shared folder (instruments, soundpools) is still going to stay behind, to be used by any other suitable MAGIX music production application that you're going to install. You're not going to get another shot at customising this folder until you completely uninstall all of that content via "MAGIX Content and Soundpools", as per the instructions above.

Ginny wrote on 8/2/2020, 2:51 PM

@ralftaro

I have been pulling my hair out, swearing at my computer, trying every way I knew of in the attempt to load a copy of MM28 premium on a completely different hard drive (external)...and had a feeling that because I had the 29 on the C drive, somehow it just wanted to put the 28 on that drive as well. Everytime I tried to download or load from my backup disk to my external, or even just the C drive it just wanted to uninstall MM...was driving me crazy. I've never heard of a program that worked like this, so I have tried for 5 days...now I can quit. Kinda disappointed that I can't just add a second MM without having to do a complete, down to the ashes, uninstallation. Oh well. Thanx for straightening this out for me...You've been a tremendous help.

johnebaker wrote on 8/3/2020, 12:20 PM

@Ginny

Hi

It is possible to have both MMM 2020 (v28.x.x.x) and MMM 2021 (29.x.x.x.) installed on the same computer.

When installing you need to do a custom install changing the folder path for the install for one or both versions - as it is better to install the older version first and then the newer.

However they should both be installed to an internal drive within the computer - installing to a USB external drive, though possible, is not recommended and IMHO should be avoided - the program will be slower and liable to crash if the USB drive is accidentally disconnected with the program running or it powers down without warning.

Additionally parts of the program will still be installed on the C: drive unless you customise some Windows folder locations, however this can also introduce other issues eg with Windows updates.

HTH

John EB

 

Lateral thinking can get things done!

VPX 12, MEP Premium 2021, and earlier versions 2015 and 2016, Music Maker Premium 2021 and Music Maker 2020.

Running Windows 10 2004 64bit on Intel i7-8700K 3.2 GHz, 16Gb RAM, 3 x 2Tb internal HDD + 60Gb internal SSD, + 6 ext backup HDDs, Sony FDR-AX53 Video camera, Contour HD 1080 and Sony HDR-AS30V Sports cams.

Ginny wrote on 8/3/2020, 12:29 PM

@johnebaker I am learning, albeit slowly, but definitely with determination. If I can accomplish one new thing with this program once a week then I'm good. It does help to go through these topics to find answers. Now that I finally got the correct combination for my set-up to record vocals and actually have them play back, I'm happy.

johnebaker wrote on 8/3/2020, 12:35 PM

@Ginny

Hi

Thanks for the reply, if you have any issues, or want to know how to do something with the program, do ask in the forum - pulling hair out can be painful 😖.

Have fun with MMM.

John EB

 

Lateral thinking can get things done!

VPX 12, MEP Premium 2021, and earlier versions 2015 and 2016, Music Maker Premium 2021 and Music Maker 2020.

Running Windows 10 2004 64bit on Intel i7-8700K 3.2 GHz, 16Gb RAM, 3 x 2Tb internal HDD + 60Gb internal SSD, + 6 ext backup HDDs, Sony FDR-AX53 Video camera, Contour HD 1080 and Sony HDR-AS30V Sports cams.