"The Library path can not be set" (Win)

  • Live Versions: 10
  • Operating System: Win

In case the Library path can not be set to the selected folder and Live shows the error message “The Library path can not be set to: … ”, Live doesn't have write permissions for the selected file path.

Follow these steps to solve the problem:

  • Run the Live application as Admininstrator: Browse to the Live application:
    C:\ProgramData\Ableton\Live 10\Program\Live 10.exe
  • Right-click on the Live 10.x.x.exe and select 'Run as administrator'

It is recommended to install the Library into the default folder:

  • C:\Users\[username]\Documents\Ableton\Library\

Additional Information

Avoid installing the Library into the Live application folder.

Please refer to the following knowledge base article for further informations how to access hidden folders on Windows and Mac OS X.