14 Replies Latest reply: Aug 20, 2014 10:12 AM by léonie
HarryGlos Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

I recently changed to OSX 10.9.2 and can't find the folder that holds all of my GarageBand Loops. My computer is a MacBook Pro... Thanks for your help...  Harry


GarageBand (Mac) '11, OS X Mavericks (10.9.2)
  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,600 points)

    all of my GarageBand Loops.

    Are you asking about the loops you created or the loops that came with GarageBand?

    The loops should be in the same place as for previous GarageBand versions:

     

    GarageBand, Logic: Where loops get installed

     

    On my Mavericks System I am seeing the loops I created in the user library in my home folder:

    ~/Library/Audio/Apple Loops/User Loops/

     

    And the loops that came with GarageBand in the system library folder directly on the System drive:

    /Library/Audio/Apple Loops/


  • HarryGlos Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Hi léonie and thank you for your reply,

     

    I went to  ~/Library/Audio/Apple Loops/User Loops/...  Is there no longer one folder with all of my loops in it?  I have over 3700 loops and if I'm seeing things correctly are they all broken up into many files?

     

    I hope that is not the case because I have no way of knowing what loops are where!  I hope I'm missing something because this couild be a nightmare without Elm Street!

     

    BTW the only way I could find the "Library" folder was by doing a search...  Where does the folder actually exhist?

     

    Thanks so much for  your help,

     

    Harry

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,600 points)

    I went to  ~/Library/Audio/Apple Loops/User Loops/...  Is there no longer one folder with all of my loops in it?  I have over 3700 loops and if I'm seeing things correctly are they all broken up into many files?

    I think, you may be looking at the System library and not the User library. The Loops folder inside the System Library "/Library/Audio/Apple Loops/" is organized by packages. My Loops folder in the System Library looks like this:

     

    Screen Shot 2014-03-09 at 08.22.41.PNG

    But the "User Loops" are still one single folder inside the library.

     

    BTW the only way I could find the "Library" folder was by doing a search...  Where does the folder actually exhist?

     

    Startin with MacOS X 10.7 (Lion) the user library has been hidden from the user and is invisibly. In MacOS X 10.9 you can make it visible again:

     

    • Quit GarageBand .
    • Select the "Home" folder icon (the little house)  in the Finder's sidebar and press the key combination ⌘J to open the Finder "View options". Enable "Show Library Folder".
    • Then open the Home folder - you will now see the "Library" folder permanently again.
    • Open the Library folder inside and navigate to

    ~/Library/Audio/Apple Loops/User Loops/

  • HarryGlos Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Thanks léonie, that sure did it and I thank you so much for your help...

     

    If you don't mind and I'll apologize to the forum in advance, I would really appreciate your help on one additional 10.9.2 question. With all other Mac operating systems you always had a scroll bar on the right of all applications, web pages etc.  It is now gone, is there somewhere within the operation system to get the scroll bar back?

     

    After over 20 years of having it, it is surly missed...

     

    Harry

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,600 points)

    You are welcome, Harry.

     


    It is now gone, is there somewhere within the operation system to get the scroll bar back?

     

    In the "System Preferences" > "General".

    Set "Show Scroll Bars" to "Always".

     

    This will bring the scrollbars back, but not the stepping arrow tips. The arrows are gone for good.

    Screen Shot 2014-03-09 at 14.53.02GMT+1.png

     

    With Mavericks, it helps a lot to connects a trackpad. Most interaction is now optimized for trackpad gestures.

     

    -- Léonie

  • HarryGlos Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Thank you - thank you - thank you!  Theses things have been nagging me and it sure is great to have the answerers...

     

    You're the best,

     

    Harry

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,600 points)

    No problem Harry!

     

    If you just upgraded from Snowleopard, this pages might give you a few pointers to the changes that came with Lion and later, scrollbars, hidden libraries, etc.

     

    Some Changes in Lion  http://pondini.org/OSX/LionChanges.html

     

    Some Changes in Mountain Lion  http://pondini.org/OSX/MLchanges.html

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • HarryGlos Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Thanks again Léonie,

     

    That is great information and I thank you for passing it on...

     

    Harry

  • JadeTF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi I do not have a 'User Loops' folder, but I have made and saved my own loops? Where else could they be?

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,600 points)

    Any loops you save with"Add to Loop Library" will be installed in your User Library  ~/Library/Audio/Apple Loops/User Loops/SingleFiles/  .

     

    Are you sure you looked in the hidden user library in your Home folder and not in the system library at the top level of your system drive?

  • JadeTF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi please can you tell me how to get there?

    I really have no idea where you are talking about

    Thanks

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,600 points)
    Hi please can you tell me how to get there?

    See my post above:

    Starting with MacOS X 10.7 (Lion) the user library has been hidden from the user and is invisibly. In MacOS X 10.9 you can make it visible again:

     

    • Quit GarageBand .
    • Select the "Home" folder icon (the little house)  in the Finder's sidebar and press the key combination ⌘J to open the Finder "View options". Enable "Show Library Folder".
    • Then open the Home folder - you will now see the "Library" folder permanently again.
    • Open the Library folder inside and navigate to

    ~/Library/Audio/Apple Loops/User Loops/

  • JadeTF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yay! That worked!! Thank you so much for you help!

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (75,600 points)

    You're welcome