How to move content to other internal SSD

I have just installed Groove Agent 5 SE, and it runs fine under Cubase 13.

(I think) by default it is installed the content into:
/Library/Application Support/Steinberg/Content/Groove Agent/VST Sound

I also wanted to use the Library manager to move the content to my internal SSD, and I have got (also) this message:

Now, can you please tell me how to move them?

Copying them did not help. Do I need to keep a specific file structure while copying?
Do I need to DELETE the original content with File structure from the installed location (/Library/Application Support/Steinberg/Content/Groove Agent/VST Sound)

Note 2:
I am running macOS Big Sur 11.7.3

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I’ve never tried to breakup the file storage locations, and this sounds like something you are trying to do?

I did move EVERYTHING (35G) to a diff SSD, however, and here’s what I did. I created a duplicate ‘VST Sound’ folder on the SSD that I wanted to use. Then I copied all the VST Sound files and sent them to the new folder on the diff location. Then I changed the name of the original ‘VST Sound’ folder to something diff so that Cubase couldn’t find it.

Then I opened the S Library Manager and clicked on the gear icon in the upper right hand corner of the app. Here an option appears that lets you choose a ‘Library default location’. Here I listed my new location.

At this point, you will need to open Cubase and try to open your various instruments and Groove agent. You will need to locate the folder and file locations. This may seem a slow process, but after you locate a few items, close the program, and then your DAW, and then turn it back on and open the Library. Click on the Gear icon again and confirm that your location is still there. In my case I found that all the VST Sound files were now listed in the new location under ‘Details’ of each application.


Many thanks!

I think the download manager and Steinberg programs (Groove Agent, Cubase, etc) may have some support for moving data files around. However, you could use Mac OS to move your file(s) in a directory such as:
/Library/Application Support/Steinberg/Content/Groove Agent
to something like:
my_other_volume_mount_point/path_on_the_mounted_volume/Groove Agent
and then symbolic link the two. If you open a terminal and run “man ln” it will provide documentation on file system links. Note that the other volume MUST be using an Apple filesystem, no FAT, NTFS, ext4, and so forth. That works for execuatble files in some cases, as well. I use it for keeping my soldered-down SSD from getting overrun.