Where are my user presets saved?

  • Live Versions: 9
  • Operating System: ALL

User presets and defaults are stored in a dedicated User Library apart from the factory content.

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The default location of the User Library is:

Windows XP

\Documents and Settings\[username]\My Documents\Ableton\User Library\

Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

\Users\[username]\Documents\Ableton\User Library\

Mac OS X

/Users/[username]/Music/Ableton/User Library/

Instead of the default location, you can set a custom path to your User Library. In Live's Preferences' Library tab, just click the related "Browse" button and choose your preferred location.

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A quick way to open the actual directory outside of Live is to select the User Library, right-click in the content pane of Live's Browser and then choose "Show in Finder" (Mac) or "Show in Explorer" (Windows).

Please refer to the following knowledge base articles to learn where your Library is stored, how to manage the User Library, and how to access hidden folders on Windows and Mac OSX.