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Can anyone tell me if I were to get rid of Kontakt 5 would this in any way affect the files in Kontakt 6?   Thanks.

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Thank you Sidney.

I would need to look into that since many of my libraries were purchased and installed under K5. When I updated to K6 it seemed to find the libraries ok. 

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You can relocate the libraries to another location and use Kontakt 6 to find the new location. Then you can safely uninstall Kontakt 5.

I always install any Kontakt libraries to my sample drive. That way the libraries are more efficient and safe from being uninstalled by mistake. There are a few tutorials to show you how to move the libraries if you need.

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Not so!!!  You need to keep the older version. Cakewalk files with Kontakt 5 loaded will no automatically open with 6. You will loose all you banks and settings.  Best way - keep 5 and  4 especially because 4 will load sfz , 6 will not imports them. and other formats that support.  I don’t think 5 does Sfz but it still import more formats.  All your libraries and such will be fine in 6. 

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32 minutes ago, Max Arwood said:

Not so!!!  You need to keep the older version. Cakewalk files with Kontakt 5 loaded will no automatically open with 6. You will loose all you banks and settings.  Best way - keep 5 and  4 especially because 4 will load sfz , 6 will not imports them. and other formats that support.  I don’t think 5 does Sfz but it still import more formats.  All your libraries and such will be fine in 6. 

I agree with this - there is very little space reclaimed by uninstalling Kontakt 5, and as noted in what I quoted, it is a whole lot less of a hassle to just leave all the projects that used Kontakt 5 alone, and just start using Kontakt 6 for new projects.

I run both side by side, and all the old projects load up just fine.

Bob Bone

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I did finally deleted k2 and k3. Then I put 3 back in! Then I put 2 back in! Lol!!!

33 thousand and 36 thousand k not meg.


Max Arwood

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My plan was to maybe help someone out who doesn't have Kontakt. I figured I don't use K5 and always reach for K6. If it's going to mess with my setup though I probably shouldn't try it.

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There are 3rd party plugins that don't respond to K6 Add Library. Then you can add them with K5, and use them in K6.

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