i recently had a hard drive crash, but thankfully it wasn’t the drive that held my project files. there’s two relevant drives, here. the first had two partitions: an os & program file partition and an “install partition” that held all kinds of install scripts. i had a script running on shut down that backed up the cubase user directory to the install partition. i might have backups, but i don’t want to start cramming things together until i understand how this works.
the drive with my project files is entirely unscathed. but, what is going to happen when i launch the cpr file (presuming all the relevant plugins are installed)? is all the information it needs to reconstruct the plugin settings available locally in the cpr file, or is this information that i lost in the user folder of my operating system?
to be a little bit more concrete, i had some guitar tracks connected to guitar rig. i didn’t actually save the preset anywhere; it’s not something i was going to re-use anywhere. did cubase know how to reconstruct the setting in the plugin by consulting the cpr file, or did it go looking for that information in a user directory somewhere?
i mean, it makes sense to me to think it should be in the cpr file, and all i’ll have to do is reinstall the plugins. but i don’t want to accidentally overwrite the values by confusing the program by telling it to look for information that doesn’t exist.
related question: if it’s stored in a user file, and i’m able to reconstruct the data, it’s only going to be by pulling information out of files that were deleted and salvaged using an undelete type program. i can’t just copy this over, i need to go into the xml files or whatever, find what i want and copy and paste it into the new configuration files. suggestions on how to do this?