How do I find my STEAM folder (Omnisphere Library)?

ProgramData is normally a hidden  file. To "Show Hidden Files" go to Start Menu/Control Pane/Appearance  And Personalization/Folder Options/View tab. Select the "Show Hidden  Files and Folders" option and hit "Apply"

On Windows XP, the Spectrasonics folder is located here:

C:\Documents And Settings\All Users\Application Data\Spectrasonics

Documents  And Settings is normally a hidden file. To "Show Hidden Files" go to  Start Menu/Control Options/Folder Options//View tab. Select the "Show  Hidden Files and Folders" option and hit "Apply"

The data files for Omnisphere are  stored in your STEAM folder. When you update your patches or  soundsources, you are updating files in your STEAM folder, which was  created when you originally installed Omnisphere. Your STEAM folder is  located inside your Spectrasonics folder. See the instructions below to  find your Spectrasonics folder. Inside your Spectrasonics folder you'll  find STEAM, which may be the STEAM folder, or it may be an alias (Mac)  or Shortcut (Window) to the STEAM folder.


On Mac, the Spectrasonics folder is located here:

Macintosh HD/Users/<Your Username>/Library/Application Support/Spectrasonics

From  Mac OS X 10.7 and higher, Apple have made the User - Library folder a  hidden folder by default. This is to stop general Mac users fiddling  with settings, however, music makers will require using this folder from  time to time.

Please see the handy article below on how to unhide your User Library folder in Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

http://www.macworld.com/article/2057221/how-to-view-the-library-folder-in-mavericks.html

On Windows Vista and Windows 7, the Spectrasonics folder is located here:

C:\ProgramData\Spectrasonics

ProgramData  is normally a hidden file. To "Show Hidden Files" go to Start  Menu/Control Pane/Appearance And Personalization/Folder Options/View  tab. Select the "Show Hidden Files and Folders" option and hit "Apply"

On Windows XP, the Spectrasonics folder is located here:

C:\Documents And Settings\All Users\Application Data\Spectrasonics

Documents  And Settings is normally a hidden file. To "Show Hidden Files" go to  Start Menu/Control Options/Folder Options//View tab. Select the "Show  Hidden Files and Folders" option and hit "Apply"


Storing sound files on a secondary drive

If  you are wanting to store your Omnisphere audio files on a second hard  drive, you can put the Spectrasonics/STEAM folder onto your second  drive. You will then need to create an alias or 'short cut' to this  location on your main Mac or Windows drive. You can create an alias  (Mac) or a short cut (Windows) by right-clicking (ctrl+click for Mac  users) the STEAM folder and selecting it from the menu.

Once you have done this, you will then need to either locate or create the following folder on your main drive:

On Mac, the Spectrasonics folder needs to be created here:

Macintosh HD/Users/<Your Username>/Library/Application Support/Spectrasonics

On Windows Vista and Windows 7, the Spectrasonics folder needs to be located here:

C:\ProgramData\Spectrasonics

On Windows XP, the Spectrasonics folder needs to be created here:

C:\Documents And Settings\All Users\Application Data\Spectrasonics

You  will then need to move the STEAM alias folder (or the STEAM short cut  folder) into the Spectrasonics folder on your main drive.

Please  note on Mac, once you have placed the 'STEAM alias' folder on your main  drive, you will need to rename it removing the word alias form the  file, otherwise it will not work. You should now have a 'STEAM' folder  on your main drive that is pointing to its actual location on your  second drive.

Now when you close and relaunch your host  application, Omnisphere should be pulling the audio files from off of  the second hard drive.