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27POP27

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Local folders and preset importing?
« on: November 26, 2017, 11:08:44 pm »
Hello. First of all, where can I find the local presets/files folder? I see all the presets in the application, but can't find the actual local folder.

Second: I see there's a lot of presets available from https://www.arturia.com/community/presets. I downloaded some but the file type is .amb and Modular V3 only accepts .modux files. I can't seem to solve this through the VC5 Preset Updater, as I can't chose the scan location (where it seems to just navigate to what-would-be some older preset locations on my drive). Tried this suggestion from https://forum.arturia.com/index.php?topic=89279.0 and https://forum.arturia.com/index.php?topic=87778.0, but neither helps.

Thx.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2017, 11:47:13 pm by 27POP27 »

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Re: Local folders and preset importing?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 12:40:52 am »
Hello. First of all, where can I find the local presets/files folder? I see all the presets in the application, but can't find the actual local folder.

Second: I see there's a lot of presets available from https://www.arturia.com/community/presets. I downloaded some but the file type is .amb and Modular V3 only accepts .modux files. I can't seem to solve this through the VC5 Preset Updater, as I can't chose the scan location (where it seems to just navigate to what-would-be some older preset locations on my drive). Tried this suggestion from https://forum.arturia.com/index.php?topic=89279.0 and https://forum.arturia.com/index.php?topic=87778.0, but neither helps.

Thx.
Hi and welcome to Arturia forums.

This questions have been answered many time is the forum, and there are info to find in the Support page. It can be a good idea to search the different forums and the support page to find allready excisting answers.

As you can read at the top on the preset page you link to, then those presets are an for applications anterior to V-Collection 5, and most are included in V-Collection 5 allready.

To use the preset updater/(converter) you need to have presets in application you own anterior to V-Collection 5.

V-Collection 5 presets are stored here:
OSX: /Library/Arturia/Presets
WIN: C:\ProgramData\Arturia\Presets

I don't know for MAC, but WIN ProgramData is a hidden folder. So you need to enable windows to see hidden folders to be able to find it. You can find instruction on the web to do that, in case you don't know.

FYI: Also remember it's possible to export presets. Please refere to the manuals.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2017, 12:43:39 am by LBH »

stickman393

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Re: Local folders and preset importing?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2019, 02:49:54 am »
Whatever posessed Arturia to store USER presets under ProgramData rather than User/<user>/AppData or in fact ANY folder under the User/ folder? !!???!

I've just lost all my user presets during an OS recovery. Majorly pissed.

I have backups. I just don't backup C:\ProgramData. I guess that changes today. But f***.

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Re: Local folders and preset importing?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2019, 11:56:42 pm »
Whatever posessed Arturia to store USER presets under ProgramData rather than User/<user>/AppData or in fact ANY folder under the User/ folder? !!???!

I've just lost all my user presets during an OS recovery. Majorly pissed.

I have backups. I just don't backup C:\ProgramData. I guess that changes today. But f***.

Well, if the presets were in the USER directory, it would only be accessible by a single user.  If you log on with multiple users, the others wouldn't have access unless you stored them in DEFAULT directory.  ProgramData is the defacto Program "DATA" repository which many software use.

As for backups, the ProgramData directory should always be backed up.

 

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