How-to: Use the Relocate Lost Files Feature

Scratch Live has a great built in feature which can relocate your music if it has been moved to a different location on your computer. This how-to will give you a quick run down on using "relocate lost files" effectively.

File Not Found?

Whenever you change the location of a song or re-name a folder Scratch Live will "lose" the music resulting in it appearing red in your library. This means you cant load or play the track, and a "File Not Found" message will be displayed in its place.

In the example, Scratch Live has lost some of my music, due to me moving a folder to a new location on my hard-drive. My music is still on my hard drive, but Scratch Live can't find it anymore.

Scratch Live library with missing files highlighted as red.
Scratch Live library with missing files highlighted as red.

Luckily, there is an easy way to fix your playlist, providing you know roughly where to point Scratch Live to.

1: Click on the 'files' button. Right at the bottom of this panel is the "relocate lost files" button.

Open finder and navigate to new file directory
Open finder and navigate to new file directory


2: Now, go to finder (Mac), or explorer (Win), and select the folder that you want Scratch Live to search through. (I like to minimize Scratch Live slightly before this step so I can easily drag my folders over.) You can be as specific, or as general as you like when selecting your folder. In the example, I know I have moved the music I am looking for to a specific folder, however if you are unsure, you could search the entire contents of your music folder, or similar.

3: Now, simply drag this folder onto the "relocate lost files" button, and Scratch Live will search this folder for your missing music.

4: Close the files panel down. Your tracks should no longer appear red.

Successfully relocated library
Successfully relocated library

You can now load your missing tracks and get back to playing your music!

If you run into any problems while doing this please start a new help request here.


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