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Final Cut Pro X trial reset
import Foundation
let path = URL(fileURLWithPath: NSString(string: "~/Library/Application Support/.ffuserdata").expandingTildeInPath)
let data = try! NSData(contentsOf: path) as Data
let dictionary = try! NSKeyedUnarchiver.unarchiveTopLevelObjectWithData(data) as! NSDictionary
let mutableDictionary = dictionary.mutableCopy() as! NSMutableDictionary
for (key, value) in mutableDictionary {
if value is NSDate {
mutableDictionary[key] = Date()
try! NSKeyedArchiver.archivedData(withRootObject: mutableDictionary, requiringSecureCoding: false).write(to: path)
print("You'd better buy it")
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murfs0 commented Apr 11, 2021

Logic X Pro 10.4.8 Trial

Sorry but this is only the latest version. In this case 10.6.1. But thanks anyway

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New to this, so what do I first? Open up the terminal on my Mac and input the code at the very top? Or input a single command but change the location of folders/files and name of Mac to my own? Also, currently on 11.2.3 of Big Sur.

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xogud376 commented Jun 7, 2021

Final Cut Pro 10.5.1 Trial

Recently open termsnal and typing this

mv -v ~/Library/Application\ SupPort/.ffuserdata ~/.Trash

And it work! Also, currently on 11.4 of Big Sur.

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Beautiful, thank you! I pasted below in Terminal on Catalina 10.15.7 and worked like a charm.

mv -v ~/Library/Application\ Support/.ffuserdata ~/.Trash

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How about Final cut 10.5.4 , any one successful ?

I used the mv -v ~/Library/Application\ Support/.ffuserdata ~/.Trash
Show no mach file , any idea ?

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BoyetDgte commented Nov 17, 2021

For Monterey OS you can use...

nano .zshrc then add alias fcpxreset='rm ~/Library/Application\ Support/.ffuserdata'

Relaunch Terminal after...

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tueng1 commented Nov 25, 2021

Here's a one click solution for MacOS Monterey:
Run the Shortcuts App.
Click on the "+" to create new shortcut.
On the right search for "Run Shell Script" and create a new shortcut.
Paste in the command "rm ~/Library/Application\ Support/.ffuserdata". You can then press the "run" triangle to test it.
Under File menu (left upper screen) choose "Add to Dock" and close out.
You should now have a pink shortcut on your dock. ONE CLICK whenever you want to reset FCP (should also work for Logic Pro).
Note that clicking on the shortcut when FCP is already reset will give you an error that ".ffuserdata" is not found. Wait another day and it'll work.

BONUS: For the ultimate in laziness and convenience, edit this shortcut by ADDING the action "Open App" choosing FCP so one-click will reset FCP AND open FCP !!!

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@murfs0, this is the link for the 10.4.8 trial of Logic. This version works for High Sierra(10.13.6).

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murfs0 commented Dec 1, 2021

Thanks - I‘ve already bought it and have the right version. Thanks anyway

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dannote commented Dec 1, 2021

@tueng1 Ha-ha, nice

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How to reset logic pro free trial??

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element100500 commented Jan 24, 2022

mv -v ~/Library/Application\ Support/.ffuserdata ~/.Trash

mv: rename /Users/username/Library/Application Support/.ffuserdata to /Users/username/.Trash/.ffuserdata: No such file or directory

Added later:
Actually I need Logic Pro reset trial, not Final Cut.
Sorry, pirate brothers. Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!

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Whenever I try running the command it spits out override rw-r--r-- user/staff for /Users/user/.Trash/.ffuserdata? (y/n [n])

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Thank you so much @tueng1
I use your method and it is amazing! It works!

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For anyone who keeps forgetting which is the correct command to use, I made a simple gist. Feel free to save it so that you can come back to it later. Find it here:

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Just copied and pasted the command from above into my terminal and it worked! Final Cut went from 46 days back to 90! Awesome! Is there a command we can use for Logic Pro?

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Logic Pro X Trial reset:
mv -v ~/Library/Application\ Support/.lpxuserdata ~/.Trash

Does anyone have a Logic Pro 10.5 trial download link? I have Mojave, this version is the highest I can use.

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notxcain commented Oct 6, 2022

@dannote the last comment looks like some kind of scam.

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dannote commented Oct 6, 2022

@notxcain Removed it, thnx

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Hi guys, I'm trying to run the command on my M1, but it still give me the error message "no such file or directory". Ran it on my intel mac and worked. Can you help me?

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Hello! I am trying to run this on my Intel Mac running Monterey and I keep getting the error code "zsh: event not found: /usr/bin/swift"

How do I solve this? This is running in Terminal, it seems that's how it needs to be done.

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TehBrian commented May 2, 2023

Hello! I am trying to run this on my Intel Mac running Monterey and I keep getting the error code "zsh: event not found: /usr/bin/swift"

How do I solve this? This is running in Terminal, it seems that's how it needs to be done.

@scriptivRED, try this script instead:

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MrMinecraft97 commented Jun 6, 2023

Does anyone have the trial installer for Logic Pro 10.6.3, for Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7? The link above for 10.4.8 works, it's just older.

Also, for those looking, @b0gdanw has final cut has links here.

Links from
Release history

Final Cut Pro 10.1.3

Final Cut Pro 10.1.4

Final Cut Pro 10.2

Final Cut Pro 10.2.2

Final Cut Pro 10.2.3

Final Cut Pro 10.3

Final Cut Pro 10.3.1

Final Cut Pro 10.3.2

Final Cut Pro 10.3.4

Final Cut Pro 10.4

Final Cut Pro 10.4.3

Final Cut Pro 10.4.4

Final Cut Pro 10.4.6

Final Cut Pro 10.4.7

Final Cut Pro 10.4.8

Final Cut Pro X 10.4.10

Final Cut Pro 10.5

Final Cut Pro 10.5.1

Final Cut Pro 10.5.2

Final Cut Pro 10.5.3

Final Cut Pro 10.5.4

Final Cut Pro 10.6 for macOS 11.5.1 or later

Final Cut Pro 10.6.1

Final Cut Pro 10.6.2

Final Cut Pro 10.6.3

Final Cut Pro 10.6.4

Final Cut Pro 10.6.5

Final Cut Pro 10.6.6

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Digging around through I found this link for the trial version of 10.6.1. Keep in mind, I had to use free download manager to download it, chrome would keep going to network error. Also seems to be a version before the sidechain bug.


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kindly help me anyone for the steps to apply this

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hey if anyone is looking for lpx 10.5.1 its here
i was just digging around on web archive and found this
hope it helps

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can it work on new macos 14 sonoma

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tueng1 commented Oct 30, 2023

can it work on new macos 14 sonoma


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