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

  • Live Versions: 10
  • Operating System: Win

If you receive the error message “The Library path can not be set to: … ”, it means Live doesn't have write permissions for the selected file path.

To fix this issue:

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

Generally we recommend installing the Library into the default folder: C:\Users\[username]\Documents\Ableton\Library\.