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condex wrote on 11/25/2018, 6:01 AM

I've just investigated this in relation to Samplitude, though in the end I opted to replace my nearly filled up 256GB SSD mSATA C drive with a 1TBGB SSD mSATA C drive (cloned).

Via Google searches, the general opinion is that it is possible to install a program to another drive other than C, but only if the installation program provides that option as part of the installation process (i.e. the installation process asks for the preferred drive target for installation - which many do).

I would suggest that there may be an activation problem in doing this, though I imagine that MAGIX would be able to resolve this if there an activation problem does occur.

emmrecs wrote on 11/25/2018, 10:20 AM

@HaiesAlshammari

Yes, you can transfer the installation from your C:\ to another drive, but not easily! I have all my various Magix programs on a dedicated Programs drive, D:\.

However, I deliberately installed them there from the beginning; in your case, "transferring" is a rather different proposition!

I think your procedure needs to be:

  1. Deactivate Music Maker on your C:\ drive, using the Help>Deactivate the software menu item.
  2. Follow carefully the advice and instructions in this tutorial to completely remove ALL parts of the program.
  3. Reinstall the program, making sure you select the option for a Custom install; this will allow you to select the drive you wish to use for the installation.
  4. You will then need to re-register the program, using the same email as you originally used when first installing the program, and download ALL the additional content you previously had in Music Maker. By taking care to use the same email as you had previously used to register you will ensure that any previously-purchased Store content is available to you automatically.

One important caveat: some of the data which is part of a Music Maker installation, e.g. Soundpools, will still install to the C:\ drive, I think. I know of no method to prevent this happening since the program expects to find such data in a "known" location.

@condex "activation" of a Magix program on my D:\ drive has never proved to be a problem.

Jeff

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Graham-Hawker wrote on 11/25/2018, 12:42 PM
 

One important caveat: some of the data which is part of a Music Maker installation, e.g. Soundpools, will still install to the C:\ drive, I think. I know of no method to prevent this happening since the program expects to find such data in a "known" location.

 

You can change it after installation though. Move all the files and change the location under Folders in the program settings.

browj2 wrote on 11/25/2018, 1:06 PM

Hi,

I'm in the process of making a tutorial on getting started in MMM2019. I just upgraded to the latest edition which is a new install. Here are the install screens allowing you to change the location of the program, Templates and Effects, Content and Soundpools, User files:

Within program, Program Settings, you can change the location of the user files and Soundpools. If you change the location of the Soundpools, you may have to rescan, pointing to the new location.

John CB

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HaiesAlshammari wrote on 11/25/2018, 3:57 PM

Thank you all @emmrecs , @condex and @browj2, for the help.

But, @emmrecs, there is no instruction in the link that you have put on step #2.

shgrude wrote on 11/25/2018, 4:50 PM

@HaiesAlshammari

In the first screen picture, you need to click on the

Change Default settings >

link to get into the second screen picture

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bits) OS 18363.475 (1909)
Memory: 16GB
Sound Card: NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 1920x1080

johnebaker wrote on 11/25/2018, 5:27 PM

@Graham-Hawker

Hi

. . . . Move all the files and change the location under Folders in the program settings. . . . .

The OP wants to move the program itself so an un-install/re-install is required.

HTH

John EB

 

 

Lateral thinking can get things done!

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HaiesAlshammari wrote on 11/25/2018, 5:41 PM

what I have understood is the following, correct me if I am wrong:

Copy all the files of MMM in the C drive. Next, I paste them in the E drive for example. Then, I delete the MMM file or uninstall it. After that, I install it again in the new drive which is E in our example.

 

browj2 wrote on 11/25/2018, 9:41 PM

@HaiesAlshammari

No, please reread the above. Nowhere do we say to copy all the files of MMM in the C drive to another drive. That would be disastrous. The files that you can move are your files created in your Documents and in the Soundpool folder; these are the data files that Jeff mentions, not files in the Program folders. You have to uninstall the program and then reinstall it. Uninstalling removes the program files. When you reinstall, see the images that I posted above. You install to a different drive and everything, especially the program files, goes to the correct place and Windows Registry will be correctly done by the install program. This is no different from any other program that is installed in Windows. You have to uninstall first. If you simply move the program files, they will not work, you will not be able to uninstall, the Windows registry will be confused, and then you'll have a terrible mess.

Uninstalling the program does not touch your project files and recordings if they are in My Documents\somewhere... They belong to you, not the program.

John CB

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Graham-Hawker wrote on 11/26/2018, 12:46 AM

@Graham-Hawker

 

The OP wants to move the program itself so an un-install/re-install is required.

HTH

John EB

 

 

Yes I know. I was responding to the question about Soundpools and default folders.

emmrecs wrote on 11/26/2018, 2:54 AM

@HaiesAlshammari

But, @emmrecs, there is no instruction in the link that you have put on step #2.

Do you see that the words "this tutorial" appear in blue? Click on that blue text to go direct to the relevant article.

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browj2 wrote on 11/26/2018, 8:30 AM

@emmrecs

Hi Jeff,

I get the cow when I click on your link.

John

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emmrecs wrote on 11/26/2018, 11:13 AM

@browj2

Hi John.

Yes, so do I now!! Hopefully this link will work!

Jeff

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HaiesAlshammari wrote on 11/27/2018, 2:30 AM

Hi @browj2 , what I understood it after your last post is the following:

  1. Uninstall the MMM program.
  2. Reinstall it but on the other hard drive, for example, E hard drive.
  3. The soundpools, instruments, functions and the old projects will remain without any problem.. correct?