My VST3 Factory Presets have vanished from the fx preset lists, although they are still there on the disk. I think this happened when I opened an old SX project and saved it as C5.
[Edit: The Halion Content from “ProgramData” is also missing.]
In Media Bay the “Factory Content” folder is unchecked and I can’t tick it! The folder icon is dark grey. The same applies to all the sub-folders, where I can see the names of all the presets I’m looking for.
In “ContentManager.xml” there are three nodes created for “VST3 Presets”: to ProgramData, My Documents and C:\PROGRA~1\STEINB~1\CUBASE~1. I tried changing this last path (to the Factory Presets) to the long version but it was rewritten in short form on exiting Cubase.
I can’t see anything wrong in “Defaults.xml” but it’s a big file and i may have missed something.
I tried fixing this last night by copying all the factory presets into my user presets folder. This worked but left me a load of double-entries so I went back and deleted all the copied presets. This left me with what I wanted - a complete set of factory and user presets but when I switched on today I was back to square one: no factory presets.
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Cubase 5.5.2 64-bit
- Device Setup: tick “Disable CPU Power Saving”
- Device Setup: tick “Multiprocessing”
Focusrite SaffireLE (FW400) v.1.5
Dell XPS 8100 Desktop
CPU: Intel i7 860 @ 2.80 GHz (HT ON/OFF, C-State OFF, SpeedStep ON, TurboBoost OFF)
Chipset: Intel H57
RAM: 4 x 2 GB DDR3-1333 MHz
HDD: Non-RAID, 2 x 1TB Samsung HD103SJ (7,200 RPM; DTR: 250 MB/sec; Latency: 4.17 ms)
Grafix: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series