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#490024 - 09/09/18 11:13 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Mac FAQ] Can I store the RealTracks/RealDrums on a different hard drive than the Band-in-a-Box program?
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66. Can I store the RealTracks and RealDrums on a different hard drive than the Band-in-a-Box® program?

Yes. The "RealTracks" and "Drums" folders, which are normally located in your /Applications/Band-in-a-Box® folder, contain all of the audio files, so if you have a lot of RealTracks and RealDrums these folders will be quite large. Moving them to a different hard drive allows you to free up disk space on your system drive if you need to. To move them, you can simply select those two folders and drag them to a different location. This may take a while to copy, depending on how many RealTracks you have and how fast your computer is. It is also possible to install these folders to a custom location if you choose the [CUSTOMIZE] option during installation.

You don't need to worry about moving the 'RealTracks - Demos', Drums - Demos', or anything other folders; these folders should stay in the Band-in-a-Box® folder.

Either way, you need to specify the location of the folders in Band-in-a-Box® before you will be able to use them, if they are located anywhere outside your main Band-in-a-Box® folder. To do this, go to Windows | RealTracks, and Windows | RealDrums and specify the custom location in the Preferences dialogs.

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#513293 - 12/28/18 07:12 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Mac FAQ] Re: Can I store the RealTracks/RealDrums on a different hard drive than the Band-in-a-Box program? [Re: Alyssa - PG Music]
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Here's my subcategory question:

I've got four huge internal hard drives, none of which alone is still large enough by now to store the Audiophile RT audio (uncompressed), but as far as I know you can only store RTs and RDs as a whole in an all-or-nothing way.
So, my thought was, in order to make the best use of the remaining space of the other two drives, could I utilise the aliases trick?
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#546053 - 07/20/19 04:42 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Mac FAQ] Re: Can I store the RealTracks/RealDrums on a different hard drive than the Band-in-a-Box program? [Re: Icelander]
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You could put the Drums on one drive.
With the RealTracks you should be able to symbolic link half or a 3rd to another drive. If you could get something to automate the creation of the symlinks rather than having to manually create each one.
Here's some links you might find some ideas, if you can do it by right clicking all the selected folders or a script rather than having to use the terminal would be better.

http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20100502015718443
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/10433/symboliclinker
http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20090408073633559

these were from the Loop Folder post as there are so many different ones that work on different Mac versions
http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Utilities/SymLinker.shtml
http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Utilities/Symbolic-Linker.shtml
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/41493/symlinker
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/10433/symboliclinker
https://www.bresink.com/osx/0TinkerTool/download.php
https://www.bresink.com/osx/300321023/Docs-en/pgs/0120-Files.html
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