I’ve had a run of issues with Cubase and managed to get through most of them I think except this one. Last night I had one project (which of course was the project where I was scheduled for a tracking session that night) where when I opened it the Project window wouldn’t appear after opening the project. I could get mix control to open but no plugins would show even though I knew they were on the tracks, and I could still hear audio when playing from transport controls. Ran Cubase in safe mode with 3rd party plugins disabled, and using default preferences… didn’t do anything. Re-installed Cubase from scratch which also didn’t do anything. I finally ended up renaming a .bak file to .cpr and the project loaded successfully that way… wish I had started with that one lol.
Now I’m getting some e-licenser “soft-elicenser” fingerprint errors that won’t go away even after following repair procedures.
I tried installing the latest e-licensor control center software, which shows the soft license in red… did maintenance, said I need to run as admin to repair soft license. Ran it as administrator, did the soft license repair. However after launching Cubase I get the same error. Go back to e-licensor control center (running as non-admin) and it’s showing it in red still. If I open e-licensor control as admin, it shows the soft license as fine (see elicensor_admin.jpg)… if I open it without admin, it shows it in red (can’t add screenshot due to limit)
I tried running Cubase itself as admin… it doesn’t throw the errors in that mode, but not sure if I should need to run it as admin every time? When I re-installed Cubase I installed it on c:/ instead of d:/ (where it was before) based on recommendations I saw in the forums. I can see some folders maybe getting mixed up due to that, but not sure how just switching to admin mode would resolve something like that.