I own Cubase Pro 9.5 and Absolute 3 on Windows 10. I recently upgraded from version 9 to 9.5. In doing so I lost all of my Mediabay Ratings.
I eventually recovered my Mediabay by copying the entire contents of my %APPDATA%\Steinberg\Cubase 9_64 folder into the newly created 9.5_64 folder.
What if Steinberg had changed the design of Mediabay as part of this upgrade? Would this brutal copy and paste still have worked?
To clarify: this is NOT a backup issue. I’ve read extensively around Preferences/User Data locations, Profiles, and how to protect myself against data loss or corruption. This is an issue specifically concerning UPGRADES, where the installer overwrites the contents of Cubase’s internal settings that are out of my control. I’m focusing in particular on the “VST Sound” data, and the ratings I apply to any of Steinberg’s products that sit inside that structure.
Does anyone have direct experience of upgrading from one version of Cubase to another and retaining their “VST Sound” Mediabay ratings?
I was hoping to eventually rate all of my VST Sound content, but that would be many hours of work and now I’m afraid I’ll lose it if I ever upgrade to a new version in the future and I can’t just copy my old Mediabay over the top of the new one.