How to uninstall Live 1-9 completely

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: All

Instructions to uninstall Live completely from the computer, including Library and Pack content.

Live 9

  1. Start Live, open the Preferences' “Library” tab and write down the “Installation Folder for Packs" and "Location of User Library" paths.
  2. Uninstall Live via the 'Control Panel/Software' (Win) or remove the application folder (Mac OSX).
  3. Open Windows Explorer (Win) or Finder (OSX) and browse to the Packs and User Library locations that you wrote down previously.
  4. Delete these folders - please make sure you have not stored any personal data inside the User Library.
  5. Delete all the Ableton folders mentioned below.

Live 1 - 8

  1. Start Live, open the Preferences' “Library” tab and write down the “Library Location" path.
  2. Uninstall Live via the 'Control Panel/Software' (Win) or remove the application folder (Mac OSX).
  3. Open Windows Explorer (Win) or Finder (OSX) and browse to the Library location that you wrote down previously.
  4. Delete the Library folder - please make sure you have not stored any personal data inside this folder.
  5. Delete all the Ableton folders mentioned below.

Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

  • \Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Ableton\

Windows XP

  • \Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Ableton\

Mac OS X

  • /Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/Ableton/

  • /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Ableton/

  • /Users/[username]/Library/Caches/Ableton/

  • all files in /Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/ starting with 'com.ableton.live.'

  • all files in /Library/Application Support/Propellerhead Software/ReWire/ starting with 'Ableton Live Engine'

  • and the same files in /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Propellerhead Software/ReWire/

Note:

These folders may be hidden on your computer. Here's how to access hidden folders on Windows and Mac OS X.