It does seem like Ableton is saving audiofiles to the desktop instead of into some other default location (like the current project folder, as with pretty much all DAWs..?) It's reasonable to assume that whenever Ableton has to re-locate them and doesn't find them in the expected place(s) you get the error message.. Assuming you've tried the usual troubleshooting steps (shutdown/restart, blow out Preferences (to restore any relevant factory defaults, etc), off the top of my head I can think of a couple of things to try by way of troubleshooting..
- Try creating a new empty project from scratch (as opposed to using a template that might have default settings changed by accident), and duplicate the workflow that leads to the problemâ€”that might give you an idea of whether the issue is due to a global default setting, or something specific to a particular project or template
- If you locate the files on the desktop and move them to the (previous) normal/default location, maybe that would eliminate the problem? If it does, then you'd just have to figure out how to re-set that location as the default location for audio recordings
Besides blowing out the Live Preferences, I guess I'd look for options for setting the default audiofile location in the Manage Files dialog(?), or in one of the related Preference tabs..? I don't have Live installed here to check it out, but maybe there'll be something in the video below that'll be helpful.. I'll also link this thread to one of our Ableton Live coursesâ€”maybe one of our Ableton gurus will recognize the issue and have some more specific advice to offer..