Missing Sound Archive OSX

The install of H4 on my Mac Pro is intact: HALion Sonic purchased after installing C6, updated to v1.52, then purchased H4 when the upgrade from HS became available. :smiley: The library is on a separate internal drive.

The issue is with the install on my MacBook Pro with the library on an external FW hd. I first noticed it when trying to load various pianos: Warm Grand, Dark Piano, etc

I reinstalled all (HS and H4) content onto the external drive. The user>Library>Application Support>Steinberg>Content>HALion>VST Sound folder has short cuts to all sounds on the external drive, with the following sounds locally installed (and also on the ext hd).

What do I do to fix this situation?
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Hi there,


  1. You will have to make alias from every content file in this directory/ path:

[Mac HD]\ Library \ Application Support \ Steinberg \ Content \ HALion \ VST Sound

2. Now start Cubase and open the HALion 4.5 and use the “Rescan Disk” button in the HALion 4.5 Mediabay.

Thank you Marcus :smiley:

I’ll have a chance to do that this evening and will report back.

Best regards,


I’m probably did something wrong, but making alias’ of the VST Sound Contents, copying them to my ext hd, etc, then hit Rescan disk does not resolve the issue.

I wonder if I should completely uninstall HS and H4, erase content on the ext hd and then do a fresh install.

The Mac Pro install was problem free. Not sure what went wrong here.

Finally…Success :exclamation:

:arrow_right: The support team was very patient and helpful. :sunglasses:

The issue seems to be a mystery but I’m very happy to be back in gear with a fully intact HALion 4.5 with no more missing instruments. :mrgreen:

How did you resolve this issue?