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Final Cut Pro X trial reset
#!/usr/bin/swift
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")
@bergerdev
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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).
http://updates-http.cdn-apple.com/2020/macos/061-91615-20200326-7bf76b54-681e-4abb-94f6-d9db3ec445bc/LogicProXTrial.dmg

@murfs0
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murfs0 commented Dec 1, 2021

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

@dannote
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dannote commented Dec 1, 2021

@tueng1 Ha-ha, nice

@ShreyasPurohitcode
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How to reset logic pro free trial??

@pustovitserhiy
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pustovitserhiy 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!

@Botonian
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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])

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

@TehBrian
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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: https://gist.github.com/TehBrian/bf82c7505b647d423da6d5abbe2b95a3

@PrometheusProductions
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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?

@Andrassi75
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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.

@notxcain
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notxcain commented Oct 6, 2022

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

@dannote
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dannote commented Oct 6, 2022

@notxcain Removed it, thnx

@PieroMarraffa
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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?

@scriptivRED
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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.

@TehBrian
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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: https://gist.github.com/TehBrian/bf82c7505b647d423da6d5abbe2b95a3

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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. https://gist.github.com/b0gdanw/956b1edc61145ea21ac4a8c1f6cdccc9.

Links from https://www.apple.com/final-cut-pro/trial/
Release history https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Cut_Pro_X#Release_history

Final Cut Pro 10.1.3
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/031-05296.20140814.VRR4r/FinalCutProTrial10.1.3.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.1.4
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/031-02980.20141202.Jgt44/FinalCutProTrial10.1.4.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.2
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/031-08830.20150413.HPPE4/FinalCutProTrial10.2.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.2.2
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/031-24917.20150826.Xer4r/FinalCutProTrial10.2.2.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.2.3
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/031-43177.20160129.QERFT/FinalCutProTrial10.2.3.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.3
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/031-18986.20161031.61F2C306-4972-4289-BF7D-58C3386FA605/FinalCutProTrial10.3.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.3.1
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/031-86817.20161108.164BDD1F-52A7-4829-8F49-810B78A12A2A/FinalCutProTrial10.3.1.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.3.2
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/031-91726.20170119.164CEE1F-52A7-4829-8F49-810B78A12A2A/FinalCutProTrial10.3.2.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.3.4
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/031-13391.20170522.164CEE1F-52A7-4829-8F49-810B78A12A2B/FinalCutProTrial10.3.4.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.4
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/091-00662.20171128.164CEE1F-52A7-4829-8F49-810B78A12A2B/FinalCutProTrial10.4.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.4.3
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/091-84145-20180530-bac0824e-dd7b-423b-b4d5-eb61358d2911/FinalCutProTrial10.4.3.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.4.4
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/091-68456-20181115-01EC2FD2-85EB-11E8-AB5B-AEA972136C40/FinalCutProXTrial10.4.4.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.4.6
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/041-31543-20190327-3F404204-9E56-4D0B-BBEF-94E8568884B5/FinalCutProTrial10.4.6.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.4.7
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/041-95564-20190911-0DBC366A-75BC-4AAF-82F3-71F28071CF86/FinalCutProTrial10.4.7.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.4.8
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/061-39440-20191108-D1C6C4E3-177B-4D5C-A359-794DE891C60E/FinalCutProTrial10.4.8.dmg
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/061-77685.20200323.164CEE1F-52A7-4829-8F49-810B78A12A2B/FinalCutProTrial10.4.8.dmg

Final Cut Pro X 10.4.10
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/001-47214-20200922-c2f15b72-6e01-4a64-844c-b940e0a0c4ae/FinalCutProXTrial10.4.10.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.5
https://updates.cdn-apple.com/2020/macos/001-43922-20201105-e6abc088-95e6-428b-9d4d-992fab3ea3e7/FinalCutProTrial10.5.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.5.1
https://updates.cdn-apple.com/2020/macos/001-82240-20201210-8a3a19b9-e908-4938-85be-a57452483746/FinalCutProTrial.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.5.2
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/071-09642-20210301-c8feaf55-699d-4c92-a2cc-9c5adff1cbd5/FinalCutProTrial.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.5.3
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/071-54624-20210609-10716BC3-11BB-4B36-B18D-98BDB40D13BB/FinalCutProTrial.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.5.4
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/071-62955-20210702-B0EAC2CA-E28D-40AE-8BFA-E8C0D6551DE2/FinalCutProTrial.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.6 for macOS 11.5.1 or later
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/071-15424-20211015-3A5EA572-8823-4DD2-8E8B-608100399702/FinalCutProTrial.pkg

Final Cut Pro 10.6.1
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/002-26102-20211111-AA549D59-31C7-4327-9307-B34E6BB6F5B3/FinalCutProTrial.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.6.2
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/002-87769-20220408-B4B54294-5AE7-40B8-B8E9-DA5697CB7B8F/FinalCutProTrial.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.6.3
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/012-04880-20220519-225A343F-EEED-4F00-A3E8-508161D7928F/FinalCutProTrial.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.6.4
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/012-45845-20220805-C1220551-4F16-4C52-8445-DA7248625C60/FinalCutProTrial.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.6.5
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/012-94751-20221024-4D0F1E34-DC43-4216-9FF6-F6C186A95201/FinalCutProTrial.dmg

Final Cut Pro 10.6.6
https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/Final_Cut_Pro_X/032-63828-20230518-1706A689-750D-448B-A7D8-200C1C1A508B/FinalCutProTrial.dmg

@MrMinecraft97
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Digging around through archive.org 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.

10.6.1:
https://web.archive.org/web/20210423102247if_/https://updates.cdn-apple.com/2020/macos/001-84693-20201210-59cbf73b-5b4b-4bdc-841e-7c28304c90a6/LogicProTrial.dmg

@vohracodes
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kindly help me anyone for the steps to apply this

@adamaaaa-stack
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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
(https://web.archive.org/web/20200813214541/https://www.apple.com/logic-pro/trial/)

@urm1n
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urm1n commented Oct 29, 2023

can it work on new macos 14 sonoma

@tueng1
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tueng1 commented Oct 30, 2023

can it work on new macos 14 sonoma

Yes

@karanmgandhi
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@tueng1 I am trying to run your command in Sonoma but it doesn't work. Here's the error I get. Can you please help?

Screenshot 2024-02-20 at 5 29 33 PM
Screenshot 2024-02-20 at 5 30 28 PM

@TehBrian
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@tueng1 I am trying to run your command in Sonoma but it doesn't work. Here's the error I get. Can you please help?

@karanmgandhi, run it in the Terminal app.

Shortcuts is running it as administrator and therefore ~ refers to root's home (as opposed to your user's home) which is not where .ffuserdata is stored.

@karanmgandhi
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karanmgandhi commented Feb 21, 2024

Understood, tried it and it worked! Thanks a lot @TehBrian !

@andresreibel
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Install FCPX trial
Open terminal and run: crontab -e
Add line: 0 0 */90 * * rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/.ffuserdata
Save in nano: CTRL + O, Enter, CTRL + X
Save in vim: ESC, :wq, Enter
Verify cronjob: crontab -l

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