What’s the “official” procedure for moving Dorico on a new macOS System Drive when sounds are already stored on a separate drive?
I slogged though this a couple of days ago, but got so confused I started over with a fresh install of Dorico sounds on the System Drive.
When Dorico can’t find sounds, I want it to give me the chance to locate them. If I recall correctly, it didn’t do that.
For example, when I installed Spectrasonics instruments on the new drive and launched them for the first time, they said something like “STEAM folder not found. Would you like to locate it?” I clicked “yes” and it gave me an “Open” dialog box which I used to navigate to the folder on my Sound Libraries drive. Easy!
Also: I found the Steinberg Library manager confusing. If I recall correctly, when it transferred the sounds to the new drive, it changed the folder structure from what it was in Library > Application Support > Steinberg > Content. I think it mingled Dorico Sounds with Cubase 10 Pro sounds already in that folder.
I suppose this would make sense if each app can use the other’s sounds (I don’t know if that’s the case, and I don’t really use Cubase), but it’s very confusing to see it change the folder structure. If it had provided a warning, explaining what it was doing and why, it would be fine. But it didn’t.
I got so confused that I deleted everything from the Libraries drive and started over.
I couldn’t find any documentation on this procedure (installing on a new drive when sounds are on a separate drive) after several searches. Maybe I missed something, but if I didn’t, please add it.
Before moving to this new drive, I was pointing Dorico to the Sound Libraries drive using an alias for the Content folder. Is it OK to do that?