Kontakt Player 2 folder has a - in it.

Hello all,

I've experienced computer problems (desktop) recently and had to erase my hard drive and reinstall OS X Leopard to get everything running smoothly.

After the OS was installed I did a migration assistant to copy my laptop hard drive to my desktop hard drive. I went to see if everything transfered o.k. and my Kontakt Player 2 folder has a dash inside a red circle on it.  I wasn't for sure if this had anything to do with downloading the VDL 2.5 Leopard installer, so I followed those instructions.  Still no KP2 icon to open VDL with.  Please help. 

Here are my specs.  Mac Pro, 4GB Ram, 250hd, 500hd, OS 10.5.8, VDL 2.5.1

I just received Sib 6 in the mail and am looking forward to start some work for the upcoming seasons.  I hope this is an easy fix.  Thanks
I forgot to mention that when I click on the ";Kontakt Player 2"; folder it gives me a message that says

";The folder ";kontakt player 2"; could not be opened because I do not have significant access privileges";. 

Hope this is helpful
I think I am having a very similar problem after a hard drive migration with a Mac... I just posted my details as well so if anyone figures something out it might be helpful to check the responses there as well.
Hey guys,

I think this may have to do with some sort of conflict in admin access on your old user account (the one being migrated), and perhaps, your new user admin account (assuming you may have created a new one before running the migration. This is one area where the migration thing can get confusing, and I'm not sure I can conjure up a logical set of advice, but most likely, you can adjust the permissions for any folders not currently allowing you access by doing a ";Get Info"; on it. You may be asked to authenticate before doing this. If so, try entering the credentials of your OLD user account. In the ";Get Info"; window, there's a ";sharing and permissions"; area where you should ensure any of your user accounts have read/write access to this folder. Also, be sure to click the little ";gear"; icon to assign those permissions to all items within the folder.

You may want to check out this post from a different forum that sounds like a similar problem to yours:

If you don't make any headway, it's probably best to start fresh by removing all your VDL files from the migration and then re-install using the [url=https://www.tapspace.com/Downloads-Updates-p-2.html#VDL25LeopardInstaller]Leopard installer[/url].

Let us know how you get on with things.
That worked.  Man, you guys are lifesavers.  Seriously. 

I do have one lazy question just because I'm involved in the set up of the template.  To create my active soundsets, with VDL and band instruments, would I use Sibelius Sounds or Sibelius Essentials in conjunction with VDL?  Thanks guys
You should use the Sibelius Player as your Device and the ";Essentials"; sound set.
Thanks Bryan
Hey guys, one more thing.  This may be a related issue, but KontaktPlayer 2 is not showing up as an AU in the Sib 6 Playback devices menu.  I don't really know how or why this isn't there, because it is on my laptop, the drive I copied from.  Thanks

So I followed the directions from Jim in a seperate post dealing with this issue.  I opened up the AU components and clicked ";get more info"; and under sharing and permissions I have three different access's.  Me, the user name with Read & Write privilege.  Unknown with Read Only privilege, and everyone with Read & write privilege.  I know this is not correct, and I don't know how to fix it.  I tried to highlight and delete, but no luck. 

This migration assistant has really not made things easier for me.  Please help, and thanks.

Oh,  I also reinstalled the VDL 2.5 leopard installer and did AU only, and nothing new happened. 
I hear ya. With as many glitches as the Migration Assistant can present, there's something to be said for a clean install, starting from scratch.

Usually, these AU (.component) files are copied into the [i]main[/i] library rather than your user library. Just to double check, this is where you should find it:

[i]Macintosh HD>Library>Audio>Plug-Ins>Components>KontaktPlayer2.component[/i]

Are you saying that your Components folder has the red ";no access"; sign? Oddly, if you re-ran the Installer, I'm not sure why you're not seeing it there. You re-launched Sibelius after installing it, right?

Yes, I relaunched the sibelius after the installer.  I found a discrepancy from the laptop to desktop, it's in the NI Service Center.  On both machines, it says KP2 and VDL 2.5 are active, the difference is that in the Product overview/product details, the desktop has no numbers under the STANDALONE, RTAS, VST, AU columns.  On the laptop, it does, it says  Also, on the desktop VDL 2 doesn't have numbers in the VST or AU columns

I tried doing a VDL 2.5.1 update through the service center and it was not available.  I hope this helps. 
What's the most efficient way to do a fresh install, do I need to drag my Kontakt Player 2 folder to the trash and insert the dvd and installer?
seriously, I don't get this. 

It has to do with the migration assistant as Jim said,

I have my admin/username, and the copied username.  I sign in under the ";migrated"; user name, everything works.  I'm clearly not a savaunt with electronics, will there be any worries by staying signed in under this user?
You'll need to trash any lingering preference files for VDL 2.5. Do a search for this:

[b]com.native-instruments.Virtual Drumline 2.5.plist[/b]

You should find there are two files with this same name.

One is at:
Macintosh HD>Library>Preferences

The other is at:
Macintosh HD>Users>[i]yourusername[/i]>Library>Preferences

Toss both of these out. Also throw out the entire VDL 2.5 folder (if it's in a ";Tapspace"; folder, you might want to consider throwing that entire Tapspace folder out).

Once you've done this, reinstall VDL using the [url=https://www.tapspace.com/Downloads-Updates-p-2.html#VDL25LeopardInstaller]Leopard Installer[/url]. Once that's done, remember it's very important to drag the three .nkx filed from your VDL DVD into the newly created VDL 2.5 folder.

Launch Service Center, and you should be asked to authorize VDL 2.5. Once you do this, you can download the 2.5.1 updater from within the ";Updates"; section of Service Center. Run that installer, and you should be good to go.

Sorry for all the hassle! The good news is that once you're up and running, you won't have to worry about all this stuff until your next computer upgrade (minus the migration assistant). :)
Also, for what it's worth, there is an app out there called AppCleaner that will essentially do what Jim told you do, by finding all files related to Kontakt Player 2.  Basically, you drag the app (in this case KP2) onto AppCleaner and it will find those files for you.

For future reference.
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