From Knowledge base:
Windows Vista / 7
Users/Your Username/Documents/VST3 Presets/Name of Manufaturer/Name of Plug-in/
This is terrible in my opinion. Any software that saves data should allow the user to choose the location of that data period. Do you know how cluttered people’s Documents folder gets?
Using other DAWs I have the following hierarchy:
D:\Music\Libraries\Steve Slate Drums
Now when my drive fails, I don’t lose years of work. When I want to back things up and restore after I replaced my motherboard, I don’t lose years of work. If I connect my computer to a different domain or change user accounts, I don’t leave crap all over my hard drive. Everything is in one place and I know where to find it. I can also do a search on D:\Music if all else fails.
If every software developer hardcodes the path we end up with a fricken mess. I don’t want
C:<user account 1>\Documents\Vsts\Presets
C:<user account 2>\Documents\Vsts\Presets
C:<admin account 1>\Documents\Vsts Presets
C:\Program Files\Vsts Presets
C:\Program Files x86\Vst Presets
That is a fricken mess.
Please for the love of Pete allow us to choose the location of any and all saved data.
The only thing that should go in My Documents are actual documents that I want to put in My Documents. I’ll go rant on an MS forum about the atrocity that is \App Data, but it has already been ranted on many times.