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2017/05/31 23:50:09 (permalink)

Advice on changing computers

Hi : will be getting a new desktop delivered the beginning of June. I have Sonar Professional so just assume I can  download and install that software and its various components to the new one. But what is the best way to transfer projects, plug-ins and even some of my within-DAW settings I have saved.    Thanks! 
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Re: Advice on changing computers 2017/06/01 01:09:02 (permalink)
I typically copy the files below from the current computer to an external hard drive or USB for transferring to a different PC.
 
 - Sonar Project Folder (where ever you keep it - mine's on a separate internal drive for audio)
 
 
The following folders from the Cakewalk Content Folder:
 
C:\Cakewalk Content\SONAR Platinum\FX Chain Presets
C:\Cakewalk Content\SONAR Platinum\ProChannel Presets
C:\Cakewalk Content\SONAR Platinum\Project Templates
C:\Cakewalk Content\SONAR Platinum\Track Templates
 
For my Plugin Management:
C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Cakewalk\SONAR Platinum\Plug-in Menu Layouts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Re: Advice on changing computers 2017/06/01 03:18:54 (permalink)
Thank you Dave
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Re: Advice on changing computers 2017/06/01 13:52:22 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby glennstanton 2017/06/01 14:35:24
If you keep your projects on a separate drive from your OS, you could just pull the drive out of the old computer and put it in the new computer.  This assumes there is a free drive bay in the new computer and you don't want to use drive/old computer for something else.

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Re: Advice on changing computers 2017/06/01 18:56:55 (permalink)
dwardzala
If you keep your projects on a separate drive from your OS, you could just pull the drive out of the old computer and put it in the new computer.  This assumes there is a free drive bay in the new computer and you don't want to use drive/old computer for something else.


+1 That is how I do it!
 

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