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Samples are not showing up in Studio One's Search Browser v5.1

+8 votes
asked Jan 11, 2021 in Studio One 5 by andreicolta (900 points)
edited Jan 11, 2021 by andreicolta

Hi everyone,

I hope everything's well. 

For a couple of months, I've been having a particular issue with Studio One's Browser. It's something new, it never happened to me before. I'm having difficulty sometimes to find my samples which are located on an external hard drive (e.g. hi-hats, snare, claps). I have collected a great number of samples over the years and I know that if I'm looking for a hi-hat in my sample folder I should find loads of Hihat samples. However, this is not the case. Sometimes, the Browser shows only half of them, or to better say: a very small number. I have to say that sometimes none of my samples are showing up in the browser. 

I tried different solutions, like copying the sample folder on the main Hard drive of the computer, but nothing changed. It is something weird and I can't explain it because sometimes everything works fine, but sometimes it does not. So it doesn't do that every time, but it does happen often. Which makes it a bit difficult when you have a session and you have this kind of issue. 

I found that someone had the same issue in 2017, and I decided to make a new topic, as nobody had a solution over there. Can anyone relate to this issue? Is there something we can do about it?

I have to say that I'm on Catalina, and I'm even wondering if this could cause the issue? 

In the picture above the Browser found 818 Hihats. Which is ok, it means it works! However, sometimes the number is lower (like 45) or even zero. 

I had to address this to someone as from my previous experience I'm sure it will stop to work regularly again. 

Let me know, 


P.s: It just happened again. Check the picture below.

4 Answers

+4 votes
answered Jan 28, 2021 by louaymadanat (490 points)
I'm having the same issue on my Windows 10 pc.

I noticed that for example when I search "cello" in Files, I only get the "cello"-containing samples that I've manually moved from their folder to a separate Favourites folder. Not sure what to make of that.
+5 votes
answered Feb 13, 2021 by mrjshyne (2,020 points)
Man, I'm having the same issue right now. I thought it was the 5.2 update because I just started having this issue but even when I went to Version 4.5 and even 5.1, it's the same issue. This is the most annoying bug I have ever run into in Studio One.
+1 vote
answered May 30, 2021 by georgenext (8,650 points)

One more Studio One bug for me, I love the DAW but every time I decide to move completely to it serious bugs like this happen. crying I'm on an intel iMac still having crashes after version 4.3 but this is an extra, browser search is so essential for me. Support couldn't help either.

+1 vote
answered Sep 8, 2022 by antonsherar (650 points)
Having the same issue. Literally can't find anything in my browse window. What is going on?