Apple loops "small problem"

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Camille, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. Camille macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2005
    I don't get it...
    In garageband, some loops appear twice....
    For example, I see "Old school funk line 05" twice...

    So I search this name in spotlight, and it finds the same file twice of course.
    So I click on the info button in the spotlight window, and the place the first file is located in is: "library/audio/apple loops/sandra (my name)/apple loops for garageband".This folder contains 1198 files (loops).

    The second file is located in: "library/application support/garageband/apple loops/apple loops for garageband".This folder contains 1106 files (loops).
    Is that normal since I updated my iLife from '04 to '06??
    Please help me!
    It REALY annoying to see nearly each loop twice...
    THANK SO MUCH for taking your time and helping me! :)

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  2. crees! macrumors 68000


    Jun 14, 2003
    Maybe iLife '06 has changed the location where it puts loops? Is there a preference to specify where for Garageband to search for loops? Like you can add specific folders to search? You might be able to just delete one of those source directories if the have the same loops. I'd research more before taking this advice, I haven't installed iLife '06 yet.. If what I say is infact it you'll be also freeing up HD space too. Just my thoughts.
  3. VanNess macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2005
    The default installation locations for loops has varied over Garageband 1 through Garageband 3. I don't have GB 3, but apparently one of the new features of Garageband 3 is allowing a user to easily install Apple loops in a location of their choice (in previous versions of Garageband, this was a major pain involving symbolic links and so on).

    It looks like this new feature can also produce the unwanted side effect of duplicate loops, a situation Apple addresses here with directions regarding deleting duplicate loops for previous Garageband users who have migrated to Garageband 3.

    Sounds like you're pretty safe to delete the loops located in your application support folder (the one with fewer loops), but please review the linked article carefully (Apple loop locations changed starting with GB 2) before attempting to delete anything. Even then, I would first move the suspect duplicate loop folder to the desktop and then open Garageband to verify that the duplicate loop issue is resolved and all of the loops I expect to see are there and ready to go (with the addition of some new ones if you're upgrading from Garageband 1).
  4. Camille thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2005

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