3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 15, 2013 4:34 AM by léonie
Don Nielsen Level 1 (15 points)

I have modified several instruments in GB for performance useage. When I save the project all of my changes are saved, but I would like to save these instruments so that they can be used in other projects without having to recreate them from scratch. I am using GB '11 on a 15" unibody powerbook running OS 10.6.8. The erroro message I get is: Failed saving the file. "/Users/me/Library/Application Support/GarageBand/Instrument Library/Track Setings/Software/Organs/BTS organ.cst".


Thx in advance ... I hope

  • léonie Level 10 (90,669 points)

    That is hard to say what might be causing this.


    Are you trying to save the instrument using the 2save Instrument" button in the lower right corner of the "Edit" panel in the Track Info panel?


    And did you pick a new name in the "Save Instrument" dialog?


    Check, if the folder exists and is writable, where GarageBAnd is trying to save the file. GarageBand will write the file to your private Instrument Library in your User Library in the Home Folder.


    Open the folder "Library" in your "Home" folder, then open "Application "Support" > "GarageBand" and check, if GarageBand could create an "Instrument Library" folder and "Track Settings".

    If these folders are not there, check the permissions on the enclosing folders.



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    See:  Troubleshooting permissions issues in Mac OS X  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2963

  • Don Nielsen Level 1 (15 points)

    The answers to your first 2 questions were yes. The folders youi directed me to were there but once I got to the "Track Settings" level my permissions were set to read only. Once I switched all of them to read & write it saves everything just fine.


    Thank you very much. This has been bugging me for quite some time.

  • léonie Level 10 (90,669 points)

    You are welcome!