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coxorange Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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Mar 12, 2013 6:06 AM



On my old Mac, under Snow Leopard, my installation was complete and everything worked fine.

Then, when I bought a new Mac (with Mountain Lion installed) I had to use Migration Assistant to restore my Time Machine Backup, which included my Logic Pro installation.

Now when I try to use Logic Pro I often get these "Audio file ... not found!" messages (see example).


!  Logic.png


How can I fix this?


Many thanks!

  • The Art Of Sound Level 5 Level 5 (5,650 points)
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    Mar 12, 2013 7:20 AM (in response to coxorange)

    Unfortunately, using Migration Assistant to move Logic isn't something I'd recommend because of just these type of issues... that come up, time and time again, here and elsewhere..


    However, hopefully this thread might shed some light on possible solutions..


  • The Art Of Sound Level 5 Level 5 (5,650 points)
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    Mar 13, 2013 7:11 AM (in response to coxorange)

    Again, using MA is often a 'bad move' no matter what Apple might suggest... in regards to moving Logic specifically (It seems to work well with other programs and the mainstream OS X applications however) over from one computer to another. There are many threads here and elsewhere relating to people who used MA and then found themselves in the same position as yourself with no fix available to them other than doing, what is recommended in the first place, which is to install Logic from scratch including all it's additional content plus any 3rd party plugins and libraries..


    Sorry, I know that's not what you wanted to hear but it is simply how it is, based on the experiences of myself and others here... and while it is a PITA to do all this, it is worthwhile in the long run as it eliminates a lot of possible issues that can arise later after using MA...


    So, bite the bullet.... and then get back to making music.,..

  • The Art Of Sound Level 5 Level 5 (5,650 points)
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    Mar 13, 2013 10:09 AM (in response to coxorange)

    In reality, this is what i would do...


    Because of how Logic can and does, put stuff all over the place... depending on the version initially installed way back when... (which can be and often is.. different to how it installs these days, hence the problems you are seeing)


    I would literally start again from scratch....


    Copy all projects and other personal data such as Documents etc...from your old Mac to an Ext HD


    Start up your new Mac in recovery mode (Hold Down CMD + R before chime)


    Format the System HD and reinstall Mountain Lion


    Install Logic and it's content


    Install any other Apps you have...


    Manually copy over the personal data from your EXT HD that you saved out earlier...


    By doing this, you have the best chance of a reliable and issue free system/setup in the future... and while it is a long winded way (and a PITA!) of doing things for sure, it really has proven to be the best approach in the short and long term


    One further tip..


    Once you have installed Logic etc and you have confirmed all is working well...


    Make a clone of your System HD via either Carbon Copy Cloner or my personal Favorite, SuperDuper! onto an Ext HD...


    This way, if you install/update anything in the future that messes up your working configuration, you can quickly and painlessly restore back to your working setup from the cloned image.. which is far more effective, quicker (and more reliable!) than using Time Machine....

  • The Art Of Sound Level 5 Level 5 (5,650 points)
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    Mar 14, 2013 6:00 AM (in response to coxorange)

    Sorry to hear this...


    Here is a thread that should help.. but read it all through as there is much to be gleaned within it regarding the various different places different versions of Logic store files.. and what those files are


  • The Art Of Sound Level 5 Level 5 (5,650 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 5:24 PM (in response to coxorange)

    You may need to rebuild Spotlight's indexes after manually moving those files into the folders...



    Bear in mind, it can take a while for the indexes to be completely rebuilt so be patient... If you click on Spotlight's icon in the menu bar it will tell you if it has finished or not..

  • The Art Of Sound Level 5 Level 5 (5,650 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 7:08 PM (in response to coxorange)

    I'm wondering if this is a permissions issue...


    Try this,...


    Quit Logic


    Download BatCHMod from here



    Open BatCHMod and select one of those sample files that you added...


    Make the settings for BatCHMod like this...


    Screen Shot 2013-03-16 at 10.03.57 PM.png


    Make sure it is exactly as shown above with the exception of the Owner, which should be your User Name by default and not Nigel which is mine!)


    Now press Apply... and then restart Logic and test for that one preset.


    If it works do the same for the others...

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