Live's File Manager not automatically replacing candidates

  • Live Versions: 6 - 8
  • Operating System: All

Symptom

Live's File Manager does not automatically replace missing sample files if multiple candidates have been found.

Reason

Live's File Manager evaluates “checksums” (data that verifies the integrity of a file) for replacement candidates. If audio files have been modified outside of Live,
the checksums of the original files have changed and don't match the original anymore.

Solution

Use the option '-_RelaxFileManagerSearch' which will bypass the checksum comparison. Note that this only has an effect in Live versions 6, 7, and 8. In version 9, this option is always enabled by default and will have no effect.

Please see also these detailed instructions on how to create and use an Options.txt.