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How to relocate missing files in Serato Studio

If you find that audio samples or drums are missing from your library or project, there are a couple of ways to relocate the missing files.


Relocate all missing files

If you have find that your library or a project deck is missing files, you can use the relocate files tools from the Setup window to find your files. Navigate to the Setup window by clicking on the cog wheel in the top right corner of the Serato Studio interface. Under the 'Library' tab you will see:

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The 'Relocate lost files' tool will search your computer's drive(s) to find all missing files. Please note that this process may take a while.

The 'Relocate files in directory' tool will allow you to specify the search location. If you know the new location of your Sample library, use this to speed up the relocation process.

Relocate the file from a Sample or Drum Deck

To relocate a missing file a Sample or Drum Deck, click on the deck or pad containing the missing file.


Either locate then drag the audio file from a Finder window or click "Locate File" to browse your computer for the missing file.


NOTE: If you are missing more than one file from a Drum Deck, we recommend using the Relocate lost files tool from the Setup > Library window (see 'Relocate all missing files in a Project' above).