Move Engine Prime Library to External Drive

I’m sure this is buried in a post somewhere but after searching around quiet a bit today I can’t find an answer. If anyone can point me to a post that might help or tell me their experience I would greatly appreciate it.

I’m starting to run out of hard disk space on my macbook and want to move my library (database and music files) to an external drive. Is there a way to do this without losing my library data (crates, hotcues, beatgrids, etc).

Is it possible to export my current library using device panel or sync manager to the external drive and then use that as my new engine prime library? I’m not sure how I would be able to tell engine prime to use this database on the external drive as it’s new master database even if this is possible.

Once again I apologize for posting this as a new question but I haven’t been able to find an answer in other posts that really explains how to point my existing engine prime installation to the new database once I do move it (by either exporting or manually moving the engine prime database folders).

Would also love to know this because the charge port on my laptop is gubbed and not sure how long I have left before it stops working. I have my whole collection on an external, so that’s safe, but I’m afraid I’ll lose all the work I’ve put in making crates and such on Engine.

No official way afaik


  • Rekordcloud

  • Convert your current Engine Library database to rekordbox or serato

  • Move the converted database and music files to external

  • Then convert it back to Engine Prime

Good luck

@Christiaan will this work?

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Way easier really. You can upload your Engine Prime library to rekordcloud and then use Relocate Files to move them to a new drive. Then simply download your library and they will be at the right place.

Of course Engine Prime support is in beta, so make a backup before doing this and let me know if it all goes well! :slight_smile:


Thanks for the feedback. I’ll do some experimentation on another computer and see which method looks like it will work best before I mangle my library too much :slight_smile:

I’m in the exact same boat so thanks guys for the replies so far. Already had to reimport my library once before so desperate to avoid having to do it again.