Sibelius Installation Folder Not Found

Hello all,

Hopefully this will be an easy fix.  Anyway, I recently installed my new 500GB Seagate Momentus XT 7200RPM / Solid State Hybrid Drive into my macbook with 4 gigs of ram.  I used time machine to load up all of the features and programs that were stored on the original disk, and everything seems to be working fine, with the exception of sibelius.  When I try to load an instance of sibelius if get the following error message:  Installation folder not found. Please select a folder now.  I have tried to locate such a file, but with no success.  Any advice? 

Thanks,
Ricky Morrow
To be honest I have no idea.  I just completely uninstalled sibelius, kontakt, and VD2.5 and re-installed from the beginning, then performed all of the necessary updates.  BTW, I love the Sib 6.2 update, and how it it available via download.  It actually downloaded amazingly quick, too. 
Excellent! Was the location of the sound set the culprit of the issue?
Glad to hear it, Ricky! Thanks for letting us know!
Just wanted to say thank you to all who helped navigate me around this problem.  It has been resolved!  Thanks guys! 

Sincerely,
RM
It sounds like you have your library properly installed now.

The issue with the sound set not being available sounds like maybe you just didn't place the sound set XML file in the correct folder.

You can put it here and it should work. Just be sure Sibelius isn't running when you place it there:

[i]Macintosh HD>Users>Yourusername>Library>Application Support>Sibelius Software>Sibelius 6>Sounds[/i]
Appologies on the multiple posts, and thanks for the hint on how to keep the forum looking clean and orderly.  Onto business! 

Yes, I do have the Sibelius 6.0 sound set, but I am not sure if it was messed up some how upon restoring my HD from a timemachine backup.  I'll double check that as soon as I finish up with my ensemble performance tonight (nothing like working Band Camp:)
Have you purchased and installed the 6.0 soundset that came with the [url=https://www.tapspace.com/VDL-Template-for-Sibelius-6-pr-95.html]template[/url]?

Do you have Kontakt Player 2 updated to the most recent version (2.2.4)? You can check this by starting KP2 and click on the KP2 logo on the top left. For the VDL 2.5.2 update to work, you have to have KP2 updated to that version.

Also, rather than posting 3 separate posts, you can click the little notepad icon to the right of the post and edit your post, if someone hasn't already replied. This will make everything easier to read and more organized.
One thing I noticed in my screen shot that is different was the appearance of the thumbnails.  Is this a problem?
Sorry, here is the screen shot.
Current diagnosis; I get a message saying that the VDL sibelius6.0 sound set can not be found.  Upon loading Kontakt independently, I was able to load the VDL sounds, multis and individual instruments.

Also, Jim I have located the folder and took a snap shot and attached to this response. 
Locate your ";Virtual Drumline 2.5"; library folder. By default, it's usually contained in a folder called ";Tapspace";.

This folder should contain the following items (see screenshot). If the .nkx files aren't there, drag them there from your VDL DVD.
Ok, I got the same error message, and trying to locate them right now.  How can I assure that all of the files are in the right place?
Thanks Jim!  I'll give that a try and let you know who it turns out. 

RM
Hi Ricky,

Open Kontakt Player 2 in standalone mode and see if you get a similar error message when trying to load an instrument. If so, you'll simply need to ensure that all the .nkx files are located directly within the main level of your Virtual Drumline 2.5 folder. This is the same folder that houses the ";Instruments,"; ";Multis,"; and ";Documentation folders. If all the .nkx files live there that ";missing samples"; error shouldn't occur.

If you can't locate those .nkx files, you can always manually drag them in from your VDL DVD.

I updated to 6.2 last night and was able to load what appears to be most of the sounds.  However, upon loading a new score that uses different, new sounds, a screen will pull up showing the missing sounds that didn't load or weren't able to load.  It is from here I have the option to search for those sounds (looks like a kontakt 2 search menu) and loads them all (or at least the ones that are missing).  But, with all of that being said, the same message pulls up EVERY time I want to play something back, EVERY TIME.  I know that all of the VD Sounds have been installed correctly, as they have been working for the past 2 years with no such problem. 

Should I just uninstall all of sibelius 6 and VD 2.5 and start from scratch?

Also, I just finished working through a piece that used the VD 2.5 manual light Drumline sounds working perfectly fine, with the exception of the error message that pulls up saying kontakt 2 can't find some of the sound libraries.  But then I opened a new score that utilizes a full orchestration for marching band (4 marimbas, 4 vibes, timp, glock, bells, rack combos and drumline) and kontakt states that no such libraries are available.  Even after going into the mixer, clicking the kontakt key (to initiate the kontakt window to assign or re-assign an instrument) I can not find the VD sounds for all of the instruments. 

Hopefully we can find a fix for this soon.  It is driving me bonkers!!!

RM
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