Cubase 13 crashes when opening Cubase 12 projects

Hi there,

Just upgraded to Cubase 13 and now everytime I open a previous project (made in Cubase 12) or one of my template projects, the program crashes and creates a dump file which I’ve been unable to decypher as to identify the problem. Really don’t understand where to go from here.

I’ve uploaded a dump file here: Cubase 13.0.10 64bit2023.11.4 - Google Drive

Would appreciate some help identifying the issue. Thanks for your time.


Thats the same issue I got.

Open a new project first. Then from that project open, your Cubase 12 project, then save it.

You should have no more problems opening other projects.

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Unfortunately, I still get the error even if I do try this method…


Do you also have DMP file, please? Could you also attach it to find out, if it’s the very same crash?


I can confirm the crash happened in Cubase.

Could you try in Cubase Safe Start Mode, please?

Started it in safe mode with all plugins disabled and got the same error.


I mean to disable the preferences, not the 3rd party plug-ins, please. You can also try to rename/remove all Cubase preferences folders (when Cubase is down) to get the factory settings.

Cubase Preferences folders are:
Mac: ~/Library/Preferences/Cubase X
Win: %appData% Steinberg/Cubase X_64

Hi, yes, I just did this as well, still not working - same error.

I am having exactly the same problem too… I have tried all the proposed resolutions and remain in the same position.

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Attach the .dmp/.ips file, please.

Cubase 13.0.10 64bit2023.11.5 (1.5 MB)

Thanks Martin! Your help is greatly appreciated


The crash is in the very same area, as @al-cool’s crash. So it seems, it’s not just one system-specific issue.

Reported to Steinberg and linked both reports.

Would you be willing to share any of the projects, please? Thank you.

Thank you for the help, Martin. Of course, if it helps solve the issue. Where can I send it to?


If you don’t want to share it publicly, use Dropbox or a similar service and share the links via Private Message with me, please.

I did send it privately, hope you got the link.


Thank you for the cooperation. But I’m sorry, I don’t see any Private Message here on the forum. Could you try once again, please?

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Here are my crash dumps:


Thank you very much for this!