How do you move AIR software and content to an external hard drive on a Mac?

I want to put all my AIEP content on an external firewire drive as my boot drive is running out of space. However when I move the files and try to locate them from the plugins. The folders on the external drive are greyed out. I'm on a Mac. The drive in OS journaled extended. Please advise
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  • Hello,

    Sorry to hear about your troubles. I'd like to help! We don't recommend moving your currently installed content as that could cause further issues with your projects. However, this could be done. Perform this at your own risk.

    1. Click Finder, then Finder Preferences.

    2. Click on the sidebar at the top. Ensure that Hard Disk and External Disks are checked under Devices. If you're in doubt, check everything on this page. If this is not checked, your drives will not display in the sidebar as a valid location for content.

    3. Navigate to Applications > AIR Music Technology > [product name] folders. Locate the [product name] Data.big file. This is what you want to move. Do not move the presets. Those are only configuration files. The sound libraries are contained in the [product name] Data.big file.

    4. Move this file to the external drive location. Remember to note this exact location.

    5. Open your [product name] in a DAW.

    6. Click the Wrench on the bottom left next to the keyboard.

    7. Click the Content Location box, then navigate to the folder from the sidebar that contains your [product name] Data.big file. If your drives are displayed, then the external drive isn't checked under Finder Preferences.

    8. Click Choose once your location is chosen. Your [product name] may prompt you to restart the plugin. If so, Save your work, close the project, then restart it. The content should be located on the external drive now.

    If you need further assistance, you can reach AIR Technical Support by logging onto www.airmusictech.com/support.
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    Hi,

    I purchased the Air Expansion Pack a couple of years ago, and would like to add Strike's myriad drum samples to my sample library, for use outside of the instrument Strike itself.

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