Can You Share FL Studio Accounts


Can You Share FL Studio Accounts

Most of the people who own FL studio account sometimes ask whether or not they can share their account with friends. In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about FL studio account sharing. To start with, is the FL studio account sharable?

You can share the FL studio account, but Image-Line does not encourage account sharing since the owner of the account can’t control how other users redistribute the account’s details.

Image-Line made it possible to use a single account on multiple computers for a reason other than sharing. Kindly read on to see the major reason why Image-Line made it possible to use a single account on multiple computers. Also, you will see information on how to transfer FL studio as you read on.

Is FL Studio Transferable?

If you have multiple computers at various locations, it becomes necessary for you to transfer FL studio to all these computers. In case you don’t know before now, FL studio is transferable. If you want to transfer it from one Windows computer to another, you can transfer both the software and your project files.

However, if you intend to share resources between a Windows computer and Mac computer, each of the computers must have the software installed already before you can share things like project files and other kinds of data.

Kindly note that a single license can work for both Windows and Macs, so you can get the Mac version of FL Studio for free if you have a license that you use on the Windows version already.

Also, projects that you create with the Windows version of FL Studio are compatible with the Mac version of the program.

Image-Line’s terms of service allow a user to use a single license across several devices, but the terms of service prohibit a user from sharing a single license with multiple people. If Image-Line discovers that multiple users utilize a single license, such a license can be revoked.

In essence, you are free to transfer FL studio to multiple computers, but make sure you don’t share your software and license with other users.

How Many People Can Use the FL Studio Account?

Sometimes, there might be a need to use more than one FL studio software at the same time. For instance, you will need more than one FL studio software in a classroom where you have many students. 

In a situation like this, you might be tempted to use a single FL studio account for all the people in the classroom to save some money.

While it’s possible for an unlimited number of people to use a single FL studio account, the account may later be blocked if Image-Line discovers that you have broken the terms of service.

Image-Line’s terms of service state that more than one person must not use a single account.

The reason why the developers made it possible to use a single account on multiple devices is to allow a single user to access their account on various devices and not to allow many people to use a single account.

In case you sometimes need to simultaneously use more than one FL studio, we recommend that you use a different account for each computer.  That is the right way to support the developers who have put much effort into creating the unique FL studio software.

If multiple people need FL studio for educational purposes, they can purchase the academic bundle to save money instead of sharing the same FL studio account. Both teachers and students will enjoy a great discount when they purchase the academic bundle.

How Do I Transfer FL Studio to Another Computer?

You should follow the steps below if you just got a new computer and you want to transfer FL studio to the new computer.

For FL Studio 20 or higher

Start by installing the latest version of FL studio on the new computer. Thereafter, you should install VST/AU plugins. After that, you should copy FL’s data from the old computer to the new computer. Usually, FL’s data will be saved in a user data folder. 

By default, the path to this folder follows the format C:\Users\[your computer account]\Documents\Image-Line\. If you have saved some data outside this default folder, you should copy those data also.

You can press F10 when you open the main menu to see any additional folder where you saved data.

Make sure you save the data on a path similar to the one on the old computer so that the data will be visible to FL studio. Once you have copied all the necessary data, you should launch FL studio and test some of your projects.

For old versions of FL Studio

Old versions of FL studio don’t store data in the user data folder, which means that data stored by old versions of FL studio won’t be automatically visible to new versions of FL studio by merely transferring folders.

Kindly follow the instructions here to transfer data from old versions of FL studio and make those data visible to new versions of FL studio.

Start by installing the latest version of FL studio on the new computer. After that, you should copy the database, preset, and other data from the old computer to the new computer.

Plugin database

Copy 

C:\Program Files (x86)\Image-Line\FL Studio 11/12\Data\Patches\Plugin database

to 

C:\Users\[your computer account]\Documents\Image-Line\FL Studio\Presets\Plugin database

Custom presets

Copy

C:\Program Files (x86)\Image-Line\FL Studio 11/12\System\Config\Mapping\Generic

C:\Program Files (x86)\Image-Line\FL Studio 11/12\Data\Scores

to

C:\Users\(your computer account)\Documents\Image-Line\FL Studio\Settings\Mapping\Generic

C:\Users\(your computer account)\Documents\Image-Line\FL Studio\Presets\Scores

respectively.

Project data

Copy

C:\Program Files (x86)\Image-Line\FL Studio 11/12\Data\Projects

C:\Program Files (x86)\Image-Line\FL Studio 11/12\Data\Patches\Rendered

C:\Program Files (x86)\Image-Line\FL Studio 11/12\Data\Patches\Sliced beats

C:\Program Files (x86)\Image-Line\FL Studio 11/12\Data\Patches\Recorded

to

C:\Users\(your computer account)\Documents\Image-Line\FL Studio\Projects

C:\Users\(your computer account)\Documents\Image-Line\FL Studio\Audio\Rendered

C:\Users\(your computer account)\Documents\Image-Line\FL Studio\Audio\Sliced audio

C:\Users\(your computer account)\Documents\Image-Line\FL Studio\Audio\Recorded

respectively.

Once you have copied all the data, as shown above, you should open FL studio on the new computer and test your projects. All the data you copied will be visible to the new software once you copy them, as explained above.

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