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Native acess : installing NI library without redownloading them ?

Discussion in 'KONTAKT: Sampling, Programming & Scripting' started by leon chevalier, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. leon chevalier

    leon chevalier Looking for time to compose...

    Nov 19, 2015
    Hi all,

    I'm a bit disappointed by NI native access... As you may know after Kontakt 5.6.6 the "Add library" button is gone and you have to add your libraries through Native access.


    Now :

    The new button "Manage library" now open Native access. Ok then, let's locate my lib on my hard drive.

    For non NI library there is a "Add library" button that allow you to locate the folder where the library is, work perfectly, thanks.

    But for NI library you only have an "Install" button that fire a downloading of the lib... ? :confused: And guess what ? I don't want to redownload them all :mad:


    So I did my research and the solution offered by NI is to uninstall your current konatkt, reinstall kontakt 5.6.6 to get the old "Locate" button, to add the libraries and at to reinstall the latest kontakt : https://support.native-instruments....re-Already-Installed-on-a-Separate-Hard-Drive

    I'm a developer and to me, it's insane to ask your costumer to downgrade to use such a basic and useful feature. :shocked:

    Anyway, I'm hoping that one of you have an easier workaround ?



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    Last edited: Oct 23, 2017
  2. mikeybabes

    mikeybabes Only the good die young....

    I couldn't agree with you more.

    I have the new Symphonic Series Percussion library, and installed it on my main machine. However when I copy the library to my laptop for use when travelling, it tries to install/download it again.

    The suggestion about downloading an older version doesn't work either, because SSP is one of those newer libraries that requires the latest version of Kontakt. The older version just crashes when try add it.

    As far as I know they haven't even said oops, we'll fix this.
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    leon chevalier

    leon chevalier Looking for time to compose...

    Nov 19, 2015
    Let's hope they'll change this in the next version of native access.

    Even from there side it's a hard choice to understand because those redownloads will cost them.

    I hope it's a mistake due the wonderful German beers and not business strategy!

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