Where is it documented what is saved in the Defaults.xml file? I never know what I am loosing when this is deleted. In Cubase 8 MediaBay it stopped showing all my Defined Locations and removing all the files related to MediaBay did nothing but as soon as I removed the Defaults.xml file all my MediaBay results were back.
This is not all that descriptive and the manual says nothing about it https://www.steinberg.net/jp/support/knowledgebase_new/show_details/kb_show/cubase-and-nuendo-program-preferences-files-in-detail/kb_back/2025.html . I have been keeping my own logs of what the files do in a spreadsheet as I experience different problems and through experimentation but not the best approach sometimes.
There are of course a million threads that advise to remove this file and I have had to do this on several occasions but would like more information if you know of any.
Things I have noticed that I have lost is all my recent projects in the
-New project dialog (the projects themselves are of course still fine)
-all of my device setup configurations, all my MCU, AppleRemote both of which can’t be exported, generic remotes etc. Although MIDI Port settings aren’t removed with the Defaults.xml file in Device setup.
-VST Connections setup (Inputs, Outputs, Control Room etc.) though I can still restore from saved configurations