Important File Paths

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Mac OS

Default Locations

MacHD:/Users/[Username]/Music/Ableton/User Library
MacHD:/Users/[Username]/Music/Ableton/Factory Packs
MacHD:/Users/[Username]/Music/Ableton/Live Recordings
MacHD:/Users/[Username]/Library/Caches/Ableton/Cache

MacHD:/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/Components/AU Plugins
MacHD:/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST/VST Plugins
MacHD:/Users/[Username]/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/Components/AU Plugins
MacHD:/Users/[Username]/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST/VST Plugins

Fixed Locations

MacHD:/Users/[Username]/Library/Preferences/Ableton/Live x.x.x/Preferences.cfg
MacHD:/Users/[Username]/Library/Preferences/Ableton/Live x.x.x/Library.cfg
MacHD:/Users/[Username]/Library/Preferences/Ableton/Live x.x.x/Log.txt

MacHD:/Users/[Username]/Library/Preferences/Ableton/Live x.x.x/Template.als
MacHD:/Users/[Username]/Library/Application Support/Ableton/Live Reports

MacHD:/Users/[Username]/Library/Application Support/Cycling '74

 

Windows

 

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Ableton\

Default Locations

C:\Users\[Username]\Documents\Ableton\Library
C:\Users\[Username]\Documents\Ableton\Factory Packs
C:\Users\[Username]\Documents\Ableton\Live Recordings
C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Roaming\Ableton\Cache

Plugins

C:\Program Files (x86)\VstPlugins   (=32-Bit)
C:\Program Files\Steinberg\VST2    (=64-Bit)

Fixed Locations

C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Roaming\Ableton\Live x.x.x\Preferences\Preferences.cfg
C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Roaming\Ableton\Live x.x.x\Preferences\Library.cfg
C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Roaming\Ableton\Live x.x.x\Preferences\Log.txt
C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Roaming\Ableton\Live Reports\

C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Roaming\Cycling '74

 

Legacy Paths on Windows

Live 6-9:
Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\[Username]\Application Data\Ableton\Live x.x.x\Preferences\Log.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\[Username]\Application Data\Ableton\Live Reports\
C:\Documents and Settings\[Username]\My Documents\Ableton\Library