Uninstalling Live (Mac)

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: Mac

Here's how you can uninstall the Live application and all associated hidden files from your computer, including Library and Pack content.

Step 1

Launch Live, open the Preferences and go to the Library tab. Check the paths to Installation Folder for Packs and Location of User Library:

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Note: While Live's Core Library content and Live Packs can be downloaded and reinstalled at any time, your User Library - which contains your own personal presets and files - cannot be restored once deleted, unless you have backed it up to another location. If you still want to use files from the User Library do not delete it without backing up first. 

Step 2

Open your Applications list in Finder and remove the Live application by dragging and dropping it into the trash bin, or right click and select "Move to Trash":

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Step 3

Locate these hidden files and folders and delete them entirely:

  • /Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/Ableton/
  • /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Ableton/
  • /Users/[username]/Library/Caches/Ableton/
  • all files starting with 'com.ableton.live.' in
    /Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/
  • all files starting with 'Ableton Live Engine' in
    /Library/Application Support/Propellerhead Software/ReWire/
  • all files starting with 'Ableton Live Engine' in
    /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Propellerhead Software/ReWire/

Here's how to access hidden folders on Mac.

Step 4

Now, browse to the Packs and User Library locations that you wrote down previously and delete them.