Updating library in Kontakt

I recently got a new computer (MacBook Pro) and reinstalled all my programs including Finale 2014, Kontakt 5 and VDL 2.5.5.

The problem I'm having is getting these programs to talk with each other.  I have followed the directions regarding installation of the VDL library into Kontakt and am certain I'm clicking on the folder with all the 2.5.5 instruments and multi, but when I check the sounds in the library, they keep showing up as the Finale 2014 VDL Lite version, NOT the VDL 2.5.5.  I have now tried several times using the ";remove library"; and ";add library"; functions with the same result.

Can anyone tell me what I'm missing, please?

Thanks.
No problem, Dave. Sometimes it's the most obvious things that can fool us. Happens to me all the time! :)
Jim,

You are so patient, and I'm really embarrassed!  Problem solved.  Actually, the problem never existed...

(Now to get Finale and Kontakt talking to each other!  Don't worry I'll follow the directions.)

Thanks again.

Dave
Are you sure, you're just not looking at a specific directory? In the INSTRUMENTS browser, what happens when you double-click the top ";drumset"; header? (The one with the little upward arrow). That basically indicates that you're inside a folder, but double-clicking it will bring you up a level. Most likely, that'll bring you to the ";Drums"; directory, then double-clicking that header would bring you up to the root level of the VDL library.

The same process would apply to your Multis browser. Looks like your screenshot shows you're currently in your ";Finale Specific Multis"; directory.

Kontakt Player will remember the last directory you were in, so it's possible this was just saved in your preferences. Just drill up to the root level and you should see the rest of your instruments/multis.
Jim and Ted,

Thank you for your prompt responses.  I am trying to install the VDL sound library into Kontakt in a stand alone mode, to no avail.  Hence my frustration.  When I look at the VDL 2.5.5 folder on my computer, all the instruments and multis show up, but when I follow the instructions on importing them into Kontakt, I get the attached windows (Kontakt Pix 1 is the Instruments window, Kontakt Pix 2 is the multis window).  These windows certainly don't contain all the instruments and multis found in the VDL 2.5.5 sound library, thus the question; what am I doing wrong? 

(When I get this solved, the next step is to get the Kontakt player to communicate with Finale 2014 and no, I am not a newbie to Finale.  I had everything working in Finale 2012 before I got a new computer and upgraded systems...but that's a separate issue that I'll tackle after I get this solved!)

Thanks again for any assistance you are able to provide.

Dave
Ted is correct. There are no ";VDLite"; patches in the full version of Virtual Drumline. I'd start by ensuring you have the 2.5.5. library properly installed in Kontakt 5 in standalone mode. [url=https://www.tapspace.com/support/faq/index.php?action=artikel&cat=4&id=127&artlang=en]Here's an article that describes how you can tell which version of the VDL library you're using.[/url]

If you're getting confused by ";VDLite"; patches, it tells me you're probably working in Finale. As Ted pointed out, the instruments that come built into Finale run in the Aria player (not Kontakt Player). Since you have the full version of VDL, I'd recommend you use VDL (in Kontakt Player) since you'll have a lot more features to play with.
The VDL Lite versions supplied with Finale use the Aria player, not Kontakt/Kontakt Player.

If you are new to Finale or familiar with versions prior to Finale 2012, it would be helpful to familiarize yourself with the Score Manager and its operation.

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