Error message: "Error reading [File Path]/Preferences.cfg."

  • Live Versions: 4 - 10
  • Operating System: All

Error occurs when trying to open Live.

Solution: Delete the Preferences.cfg file for the version you are trying to run, and then restart Live. You will find this file in the following paths:


  • C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Ableton\Live x.x.x\Preferences\


  • Macintosh HD:/Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/Ableton/Live x.x.x/

These folders are normally hidden by default, please read how to access hidden folders on Windows and Mac OS X.