[ISSUE]- Can't Import Old Key Commands into Pro 8.05

I Can’t Import key commands from Cubase 7.5 into Cubase Pro 8.05

  1. Open 7.5, Go to Key Commands and hit “save” give it a name
  2. Navigate to saved key command xml files in folder i.e users/name/app data/roaming/steinberg etc
  3. Copy file to a new location say Desktop
  4. Close Cubase and open Cubase Pro 8.05 goto key commands import
  5. Select the saved key command xml file from the desktop
  6. hit import, cubase reports “not key command file!”

So do I have to manaually create all my key commands again?

Not Happy :frowning:
Dear Moderator

Please do not dissapprove this post or at least tell me what i’m doing wrong and how I should
raise this issue. Thnx

The Key Commands import is for ancient .key files, a format that was deprecated at least ten years ago.

Key commands aren’t imported as such now. You should find the key command presets you created in the older version and copy them to the corresponding folder in the newer version.

There’s a list of settings folders in the Steinberg knowledgebase.

(I have requested that the “Import” option be removed, or at least marked moire clearly.)

Thanks Steve

Yeah it’s very misleading.

If I copy the old xml file across to the correvt new folder I presume it will
be visible in the presets list?



yes thanks Steve , I also have been looking everywhere for these .key files … :wink:

So, after some search here and there, I gather here what I found :
In the command line of the ‘Run’ window, enter this path: %appdata%/Steinberg
Locate the folder which is named the same as your Cubase/Nuendo version.
eg for my new version:
C:\Users<name of user>\AppData\Roaming\Steinberg\Nuendo 6.5_64\Presets\KeyCommands

That’s where the user key command presets are (.xml files).
Paste the one you want to 'import".
When you open Nuendo/Cubase, the new preset should be listed in the preset list of the key command menu.