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Logic 9 Where are Apple Loops Favorites Stored?

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by Eli, May 1, 2010.

  1. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Does anyone know where the index for the Apple Loops "favorites" is stored on the hard drive? I know where the general Apple loops index files are; but there doesn't seem to be any way of accessing the favorites specifically.

    Is it possible to back them up somehow? I have a client who is reinstalling a new HD, new OS, and fresh Logic install, but wants to be able to retrieve and "re-install" the previous favorites selections in the Apple Loop Browser.
  3. georgelegeriii

    georgelegeriii Senior member

    I thought they were on the shared folder in the users folder. I don't use them so I have none to double check.

    George Leger III
  4. Sascha Franck

    Sascha Franck Senior member

    They're somewhere in the messed up wide world of what Apple thinks is a proper way to organize things. In other words: Forget about it.
    Seriously, I have never ever seen anything organized as badly as Apple Loops (and certain other things also related to Logic). It's the worst programming job I could imagine.

    - Sascha
  5. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    I don't use the favorites feature either, but I just tried saving one as a favorite to see if it turns up in the shared folder. But it doesn't seem to. It doesn't seem to be there.

    I agree with Sascha, the whole apple loops architecture is very kludgy. And it is compounded with the unnecessary complexity of reconciling the new CAF format with older Garage Band installs of loops (and sampler instrument samples!)
  6. Markdvc

    Markdvc Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Eli

    I can't say for sure whether they are stored here, but how about trying:


    kind regards

  7. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Hi Mark,

    Thanks for that suggestion. It looked promising, but I don't think that's it. I did a little test where I saved an apple loop as a favorite, quit Logic, then backed up that pref file. The I relaunched Logic, deselected the favorite, quit Logic, put the old pref file back, and relaunched Logic; but the Apple Loop Browser it didn't seem to retain the favorite item.

    Too bad, I think we're getting close though :)
  8. Markdvc

    Markdvc Administrator Staff Member

    Sorry Eli, I didn't have the time to test that myself, busy family day here today :)

    kind regards


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