Cubase 12.0.20 crashes when I close project and project does not appear in recents

Since the first C12 iteration I experience this problem. It crashes almost 25% of the time when I close a project. And like you, it loads in safe mode without the correct recent files list.
For the moment, I simply send the log to the Steinberg team, hoping for a fix. It never crashed while operating since I got it, it happens only when I close files.

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No. I followed the instructions to the letter and I cant see any DMP files at all for this version of Cubase, I can only see DMP files for versions 12.0.0.205 and before. These are in the CrashDumps folder. The ProcDump folder has no DMP files in it, no matter how I navigate to it.

Out of curiosity, I tried running Cubase 12.0.20 as administrator. I was able to create new projects, close them without Cubase crashing, and the new projects appear in the Recents list.
I think that’s a good enough workaround for me until a new update comes along to fix the problem. This may help someone else with the same problems. There seem to be a few of us.

DMP file. I have pages of crashes. This is the latest.
Cubase 12.0.20.263 64bit 2022.5.7 20.13.59.416-freezedump.dmp (679.5 KB)

New dmp files on WeTransfer:

Hi,

Reported to Steinberg. Thank you.

Hi,

Reported to Steinberg. Thank you.

Thank you for this tip!
Cubase closed very fast, no issues, no crash and Cubase was fast on reload. Also Recent List seems to be correct.
Best tip for a very long time - thank you elgoview!

Hi,

You shouldn’t run Cubase as administrator. This could cause some issues.

To me it sounds you have some permission issues. I would try to reinstall Cubase as administrator.

Martin is right. I tried 12.0.20 “run as administrator”. It didn’t crash but little things like Enable Track or Disable track wasn’t even an option.

Hi,

The crashes are in the AirEQ, Opus and Slate Digital plug-ins. Please, make sure the plug-ins are up to date.

Hi Martin,
THANK you for your feedback!
This is a completly new installed (less than 3 weeks ago) Windows 11 machine, all plugins installed from scratch. So I thought you were wrong in that I should not have up-to-date plugins. However you are right. Both EastWest Opus and Slate plugins had updates available that I have now installed.
I have never used or installed AirEQ - however it was installed when I installed Slate VMR - together with 17 other plugins, that I have never used, or had license for. I un-installed all those plugins manually (which I did not know was possible, before I began to investigate today).
I have only used the PC for an hour, but it is now very fast, and have not crashed again - so far very positive, so THANK you!

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