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How to Save and Load Your POD HD500X/HD500 Presets to and from Your Computer

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To Save a Preset to your Computer:

- Double-click on a Preset within the application’s main Presets Panel or Set Lists View to load it and then select “Save As” from the File menu. This launches the familiar Mac® or Windows® file “Save As” window, where you can edit the file name and choose a destination folder. By
default, all .h5e files are saved to:

• Mac® - /Documents/Line 6/Tones/POD HD500 Edit folder

• Windows® - \My Documents\Line 6\Tones\POD HD500 Edit folder

It is also possible to drag any Preset directly from the main Presets Panel or Set Lists View and drop it onto your Desktop, or into any folder on your computer to copy it there. Or, select multiple Presets to drag and Save copies of each in one drop!

To Save a Bundle to your Computer:

- Go to the File menu and select “Save Bundle As” to launch a “Save As” dialog, where you can enter a name and
choose any folder to save the Bundle file. By default, all .h5b files are saved to:

• Mac® - /Documents/Line 6/Tones/POD HD500 Edit/Bundles folder

• Windows® - \My Documents\Line 6\Tones\POD HD500 Edit\Bundles folder

Note that the Save Bundle feature always includes all Set Lists & Presets, regardless of any Preset(s) that might be selected within the Set Lists or Presets Panel.

To Save a Set List to your Computer:

- Go to the File menu and select “Save Set List As” to launch a “Save As” dialog, where you can enter a name and choose any folder to save the file. By default, all .h5s files are saved to:

• Mac® - /Documents/Line 6/Tones/POD HD500 Edit/Setlists folder

• Windows® - \My Documents\Line 6\Tones\POD HD500 Edit\Setlists folder

Note that the Save Set List feature always includes all the Set List’s 64 Presets, regardless of any Preset(s) that might be selected within the Presets or Set List Panel.


To Open a Preset, Bundle or Set List File from your Computer

Opening any of these files loads the file Preset(s) into the editor application. Note that these are loaded in the application as “edited” and the Preset title and settings on your connected POD HD500 are not overwritten until you choose to “send” them to your device, as described below.
  • To open a Preset - Select “Open” from the application’s File menu and browse to the location where your Preset (.h5e) files are stored (the default Preset folder locations are shown above). Selecting a Preset file loads its saved settings, replacing the currently loaded Preset and its Channel location within the application.
  • To open a Bundle - Select “Open Bundle” from the application’s File menu and browse to the location where your Bundle (.h5b) files are stored (the default Bundle folder locations are shown above). Selecting a Bundle file loads its full set of all 8 Set Lists and their Presets, replacing all the currently loaded Presets within the application.
  • To open a Set List - Select “Open Set List” from the application’s File menu and browse to the location where your Set List (.h5s) files are stored (the default Set List folder locations are shown above). Selecting a Set List file loads its full set 64 Presets, replacing all the currently loaded Presets within the currently loaded Set List within the application.
  • Alternatively, you can drag a Preset, Bundle or Set List file from any folder on your computer and drop it directly in the POD HD500 Edit window to load the file’s settings. (Dragging and dropping a Preset or Set List replaces the currently loaded Preset or Set List in the application.)
  • Use the Save Panel options to “Send” the desired Selected Presets/Set List/All to your connected POD HD500 device’s internal memory. This action permanently overwrites the respective Presets within your device’s internal memory.



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