Moving EZX libraries to external disk

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  • Bredo Bråthe
    Participant

    I agree. Especially since it is not possible to choose install directory for EZX libraries.

    Other than that the PM is awesome! 🙂

    Thanks.
    Bredo

    Marcus Soares
    Participant

    Really? I was hopping that PM could somehow see that I’ve moved my SDXs for an external drive, since it’s common practice for those with a lot of SDX installed.

    Besides, cannot understand why PM would not see that if SD2 is aware of it. After all, seamless integration should be the goal here.

    Rogue
    Moderator

    Right, but the problem here is that it is not the way you are supposed to link EZXs to Superior – the ENTIRE EZdrummner repository should be linked via the Superior (software installer) instead of adding EZX libraries individually to the settings page. Besides, there are other drawbacks adding non-SDX libraries in such a way, essentially treating them as if they were SDXs.

    So, what you need to do is:

    1) remove the entries that pertain to EZXs in the SD2 settings page
    2) uninstall the Superior 2 (software) and reinstall, making sure to choose the correct path for the EZdrummer repository

    … then PM will be able to do its job correctly.

    Rogue Marechal - Toontrack
    Configuration Manager

    MelodicDiscord
    Participant

    I literally don’t see a page to set a path to ANY repositories/directories or whatever on the installer. The superior drummer screen goes from the “Welcome…” page, to the License Agreement page, to the page with the Install button. No chance to set any paths. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling numerous times. I even tried the web download version rather than the desktop client. I own Superior 2.0, Roots, and 7 EZX. Just trying to make all of this clean. My initial problem was that the product manager didn’t recognize anything being installed. I’ve deleted and re-downloaded everything, but I’m still having this issue where I can’t choose which of my 6 internal drives this installs to. I need it on I: and it’s insisting on D: where my user profile is located. This is Windows 7 64bit professional.

    Rogue
    Moderator

    then that would mean you already have ran the Superior MSI, at the very least it should ask you where you want to drop the DLL. I’ll check the code to be sure there is no catch I’m forgetting right now, but I’m almost certain there isn’t.

    So check you have no ‘Superior Drummer’ entry in the ‘Programs and Features’ control panel window and uninstall any that appear there. If that’s not helping then please post screenshots as it’s possible you are talking about one installer and I’m commenting on another.

    Rogue Marechal - Toontrack
    Configuration Manager

    MelodicDiscord
    Participant

    Fixed. Your comment about the DLL made me think to manually delete that out of my VST folder. After I did that I was able to use the S2.0 installer as expected. Thanks!

    david rockower
    Participant

    Im a longtime Superior 2 user, and have a few expansions… I also would prefer to keep my samples on a different drive – some are ezx and some are sdx. is there a step by step way where I can please keep this organized? I just purchased a bundle sale and do not want to install it on the default c drive

    Scott
    Moderator

    Uninstall the Superior 2 (software) and reinstall, making sure to choose the correct path for the EZdrummer repository. It is called EZHome in the Custom install option.

    You can’t have some in one location and some EZXs in another so you will need to install all of your EZXs to this new location

    Scott Sibley - Toontrack
    Technical Advisor

    Michael Saxell
    Participant

    Hey, just got a new MacBook Pro and am in the process of moving programs, libraries and files. I just installed Superior and didn’t find the EZHome option on the Custom Install page. I have not yet gotten my libraries loaded from My Products page. In the process. I’d appreciate any and all help to get this happening. I want to keep the sound libraries etc on an external disc. Thanks!

    John
    Moderator

    Hi Micque,

    sorry for the delay. Currently, there is no way to Custom install the EZHOME location on a Mac OS system without EZdrummer 2 installed.
    The utility SoundMover was previously used for this task but it is not packaged and updated for newer Mac OSes.
    What *should* work though, is if you could download and install the EZdrummer 2 Demo and the follow the instructions in this FAQ:
    http://www.toontrack.com/faq/how-do-i-move-the-sounds-for-ezdrummer-2/

    Then subsequent installations should find the new location.

    Please let us know how things proceed.

    BR,
    John

    John Rammelt - Toontrack
    Technical Advisor

    Brent Sullivan
    Participant

    Having the same problems. Won’t give me an option, just automatically installs on my main drive, which is too full.

     

    John
    Moderator

    Hi Brent,

    please specify exactly what your conditions are:

    OS – Windows or Mac

    Type – EZdrummer 1, EZdrummer 2, Superior 2 or Superior 3 user

    If anything but EZdrummer 1 user, have you read the FAQ linked to in the post above yours?

     

    BR,
    John

    John Rammelt - Toontrack
    Technical Advisor

    jasper79
    Participant

    Simply locate the EZdrummer folder and then drag and drop it to a new location of your choice. (On a Mac dragging and dropping to an external drive creates a copy of the folder on the external drive and leaves the original where it is.

    danii Medved
    Participant

    Thank you for info


    Operating system: Windows 10
    danii Medved
    Participant

    MOVING EZX libraries to an external disk is a simple process. First, open EZdrummer 2 and click on the “Music” tab. Then, in the “External Disk” panel, select the EZX folder. Make sure not to modify this folder! If you do, it will stop working. The EZX folder contains all the EZX sound libraries and drums MIDI files, making moving it a pain.
    Next, open the Terminal and launch your favorite file manager program. Choose a folder with hidden files and then run a command like “ls -a” to see what’s in the directory. If you don’t see anything there, you can delete it. Typically, this process will remove the offending items. Once you’ve finished, you should be able to copy and paste the files to the new location.

    Thank You

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