GarageBand Instruments Help

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  1. strakerc macrumors newbie

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    Hey all. I am running GarageBand '08 with 5 Jam Packs. Needless to say, it takes up an insane amount of space. I wanted to start freeing up space by just moving the instrument library over from my internal drive (19 gb) to a firewire external hard drive. I read that erasing the folder on my internal hard drive (/library/application support/garage band) would then cause garage band to prompt me to locate these files on next startup and they could be read from the external drive; however, garageband did no such thing and now all of my instruments still appear in garageband but are all just piano sounds. I tried making a symlink in the original directory to the new one, but this did not change anything. Please help!!!!
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Try moving/deleting GarageBand's preferences file. This is found in /Users/username/Library/Preferences and is called com.apple.GarageBand.plist, where username is your short username.
     
  3. strakerc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the advice, however moving this file did nothing in terms of fixing the instruments. I will try a reinstall of garageband+the software instruments and post how that worked out. Thanks!
     
  4. strakerc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ironically, the problem ended up being really, really simple. For some reason garageband messed up the appropriate directory of the instruments and created an additional folder. I simply put them where they were supposed to be and vwalah! Fixed.
     

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