Have You Ever wondered how to identify and delete all the unused files in Your current Ableton set? I allways have the need for this, because I often swap projects between my studio PC and my live notebook.
So here´s a quick runthrought to the procedure I use for this.
1. Save the current LIVE set under a new name outside Your current project folder
LIVE is saving the set in a new project folder. Im my case it´s called “New set Project”
2. As the new project just holds the reference to the old locations of the Clips involved klick on “Collect and Save” in the file menu to copy the clips into the new folder.
This copies all the relevant clips into the newly created project folder “New Set Project”.
No matter where they originally where, now they are in on place (New Set Project)
3. Check for unused clips
First press “Manage Files” in the File menu
On the right hand side a new windows opens up. Press “Manage Project”
Under “Unused Files” You can see that in my case there is one unused file.
Press “Show” to get some more details about the ununsed file.
Just highlight the file(s), press DEL and confirm with “Move to trash”
That´s it ! Now You have the smalest possible project folder for Your set. You can use this for further adjustments or , like in my case, to copy it to another PC.