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Windows: My sounds fail to download in the desktop app
Windows: My sounds fail to download in the desktop app
Updated over a week ago

If you are on a Windows machine and having issues downloading samples, follow the steps below: If you are a Mac user, click here.

  • Uninstall and reinstall the desktop app. You can get the latest installer here: splice.com/download

  • Confirm you have enough space on your hard drive.

  • Clear the Splice app cache. To do this, please follow the below instructions:

    1. Use File Explorer to navigate to C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\SpliceSettings

    2. Delete the entire SpliceSettings folder, restart your machine, and then relaunch the Splice app.

  • Check that any network monitoring or anti-virus programs are not blocking the Splice app from installing. More information on how to whitelist applications or disable the software can be found here.

  • Grant write permissions for your Splice folder. To do this, please follow the below instructions:

    1. Navigate to your Splice app preferences and note the file path for the folder you’re currently syncing to Splice. Click on the folder file path in the Splice app to be brought to the folder in Explorer.

    2. Right-click the folder in Explorer, select Properties, and under the Security tab click Advanced and then Owner. Click Edit and in the Change owner to box, click your Windows user.

    3. Navigate back to the Security tab under Properties and allow write permissions for your Windows user.

    4. Repeat this for every folder in the file path the folder you’re syncing to Splice is located in.

If you are still having issues after trying these steps, please create a set of desktop logs and send them to us via the messenger to the right, along with a description of the issue. To download your logs:

  • Click the user icon in the top right

  • Click Preferences

  • Click Download Logs

  • A file named SpliceLogs<your Splice username>.zip will be created on your desktop; please attach this file to your request.

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