Uninstalling Live (Windows)

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: Windows

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

Note: Make sure to never save or copy any content, files, samples, or projects into Live's installation folder in order to avoid losing these files in case you uninstall or (auto-)update Live.

Step 1

Open Live's Preferences to the Library tab.

Check the paths to Installation Folder for Packs and Location of User Library:


Note: While Live's Core Library content and 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 them without backing up first. 

Step 2

Uninstall Live from the Windows Control Panel. You can access this via
Start→ Settings→ Apps→ Apps and Features 

Search for the relevant Live application and click the Uninstall button:


Step 3

Locate these hidden folders and delete them entirely:



Here's how to access hidden folders on Windows.

Step 4

Go to the Packs and User Library locations that you wrote down during Step 1.

  • If you plan to re-install Liveleave them where they are.
  • If you have no plans to use Ableton Live again, you can delete them.

Ableton offers these in-depth help and learning resources: