Deleting Steinberg Downloads Folder

Hi I’ve been doing some much needed file management on my computer, specifically my downloads folder, and the largest folder is the Steinberg one containing 130 GB. I have Cubase 9.5, Absolute 3, a couple Groove Agent sets, and WaveLab LE that came with a Zoom recorder. My concern is that if I delete this massive folder, things will not go good for me. I’ve searched for an answer, but couldn’t find anything specific. So my question is: is it safe to delete this folder to clear up some space on my hard-drive or should I just keep it where it’s at?

Yikes… no one wants to touch this one with a 10 foot pole…

That folder probably should not be deleted. Depending on how you set up during download and install it sounds to me that it probably contains sound related files. 130gb is huge so, who knows, it might even contain all of your projects and be one big pool for all of them.

It might be good if you show a screenshot of what some of the folders/files look like. Maybe then someone will recognize what they might be and give a recommendation to delete.

Regardless of the answer you receive, if it was me thinking about deleting this folder, I would rename it then try CB out for a few weeks to ensure it was ok.

Bottom line… my opinion, don’t delete it. :wink:

Regards. :sunglasses:


If you mean the download folder created by the Steinberg Download Assistant (By default C:\Users{{USERNAME}}\Downloads\Steinberg), then yes, it’s safe to delete. You can redownload all of your programs and plugins in the future.

It’s not a bad idea to take a look inside this folder to make sure that you didn’t save anything important there by accident, but that’s unlikely.

I have some reservations about this. Using Steinberg Library Manager, I see certain content is installed (at least for me) in the download assistant folder. (C:\Users{{USERNAME}}\Downloads\Steinberg\WIN64…). In particular, The Kit SE, Raw Ambience, Guitar Harmonics.

So, I’d make backups of everything downloaded, and NOT delete content that shows up in these locations according to Steinberg Library Manager.