Backward Compatibility

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: All

Any set made in an earlier version of Live can be opened in any later versions of Live. For example, a set made in Live 1-9 can be opened in Live 10. 

However sets created in later versions of Live can't be opened in earlier versions. For example, a set created in Live 10 can't be opened in Live 9, or any earlier version of Live. In addition some point releases introduce changes which means they can't be opened in earlier versions.

Live 10.1

Live 10.1 introduced changes which means sets created or saved there can't be opened in any earlier versions of Live 10. Update all versions of Live to the very latest version of Live 10 in order to work on those sets.

Live 9.5 and 9.7

Live 9.5 and 9.7 introduced changes which means sets created there can't be opened in any earlier versions of Live 9. You'll need to update Live 9 to the latest version available in order to work with sets created in 9.5. or 9.7.

Save Set as a new file

When saving a set which was created in an earlier version of Live, you will be prompted to save your Set as a new file, using the "Save As..." command to ensure that the older Live Set can still be opened by older versions of Live.

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Backward compatibility with Packs

Live 9 Packs have been updated for use in Live 10. In addition there are many new Packs which have been created solely in Live 10. Live 10 packs can't be opened in Live 9 or earlier.

However if the Pack was created with an earlier version of Live, then you can always download the correct version from your User Account. If you own both a Live 9 and Live 10 license you can choose which version to download from the Packs section of the website. "Download" is the Live 10 version:

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See also: Installing Packs from Live 9 or earlier in Live 10.

Backward compatibility with Live-specific file types

Any Live specific file created in an earlier version of Live can be opened in any later versions of Live. For example, a groove file (.agr) made in Live 9 can be opened in Live 10.

However, Live specific file types created in later versions of Live can't be opened in earlier versions. For example, a device preset (.adv) created in Live 10 can't be opened in Live 9, or any earlier version of Live.

Further information: Live specific file types (.adg / .als / .alp / ...)