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2012/07/18 15:46:42 (permalink)

Regedit to change default folder location?

Can someone please point me to the registry value that has to be changed to set a new default folder location? (Cakewalk Content). Thanks

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Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/18 17:08:26 (permalink)
I think you would need to assign that from "preferences" not Regedit.

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Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/18 17:13:20 (permalink)
+1

Just hit 'P' and scroll down to Folder Locations

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Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/19 10:03:59 (permalink)
Gentlemen, there is a very well documented bug that means that to change your default location for the Cakewalk Content folder, you have to edit the registry. Thanks

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Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/19 11:32:43 (permalink)
i'm surprised they haven't provided a tool to do this (cvhanging the reg entries), it would only take a day to knock one up

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Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/19 11:39:34 (permalink)
I'd just leave it where it is unless you want problems. 

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Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/19 11:57:36 (permalink) ☄ Helpful
"Plazma"
Can someone please point me to the registry value that has to be changed to set a new default folder location?


  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER :: Software :: Cakewalk Music Software :: Sonar Producer :: X1 :: UserPaths




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    Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/19 12:04:15 (permalink)
    Unfortunately it is not just one reg key.

    My X1 browser does not respect the change of location for track templates. Annoying.

    It would be preferable to have ALL folder locations determined by the install, and changeable by preferences.

    All multisamples for all instruments should be put into one folder location, that is not hidden and buried.

    Installing the 32 bit, and the 64 bit, versions of sonar results in 2 copies of rapture le samples, and programs.

    I think NO sonar stuff should be put into buried, hidden folders. Especially user saved presets, programs, vsts, samples,....

    Been using the registry search and replace tool from this site for learning about what is where and changing the location of samples:
    http://www.resplendence.com/main


    Obviously, create registry backups, and system restore points, before playing with the registry.
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    Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/19 12:30:07 (permalink)
    "jm24
    Unfortunately it is not just one reg key.

    It is in my environment where only 1 instance of Sonar X1 Expanded (64 bit) is installed. And exporting the folder containing the keys you want to modify before said modifications is a full proof safeguard against potential user messes. Not that I'm disagreeing with the main theme of your post btw. ;)
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    Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/19 12:57:39 (permalink)
    Thanks Alegria, much appreciated.

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    Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/19 13:01:47 (permalink)
     Thanks Daveny5, but leaving my content folder where it is now is already a massive problem, and so it has to move to where I say it will be.

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    Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/19 13:04:26 (permalink)
    "Plazma"
    so it has to move to where I say it will be

    Completely agree..., and you're welcome! 
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    Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/19 13:39:46 (permalink)
    Why are you asking for someone to broadcast registry hacks. If that someone should know how to accomplish this deed. Then that person should be also held accountable for when Sonar is updated or upgraded. The installer will most likely be looking for certain pathways and values and bomb as a result.
     
    Anyone looking to hack the registry ought to know full well what they are doing.
     
    My question is; what is the big problem of this Cakewalk Contents Folder being where it is. Moving it to another hard drive? Because changing it to another location on the default drive is for nought.
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    Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/19 13:44:40 (permalink)
    Duplicate
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    Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/19 14:16:55 (permalink)
    "simpleman"
    Why are you asking for someone to broadcast registry hacks.

    What registry hacks are you talking about?
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    Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/19 14:26:50 (permalink)
    Simpleman, do yourself a favor and search this forum for "default folder". You will see that nobody less than Seth Perlstein tells us to regedit to move the default content folder location. This is not a hack. It is the ONLY way to tell Sonar that your content folder has been moved. You wrongly assume that I am moving this folder to elsewhere on the same drive - I am in fact moving it to a new drive purchased especially to store my sample collection.

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    Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/19 14:30:15 (permalink)
    Alegria, let's ignore him.

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    Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/19 17:01:52 (permalink)
    well, it's fair, they are "registry hacks" and they are being broadcast as a possible solution - although i really think cakewalk should sort this out -  a regedit "workaround" even if from seth is no real "solution"... you may have to "contact cakewalk directly" to achieve this, good luck, hth

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    Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/19 17:39:38 (permalink)
    Every one of us are offering what we think or thought were helpful to your request.  Don't bring that "let's ignore him" crap here!  What is Alegria anyway?

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    Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/19 17:55:31 (permalink)
    "BretB"
    What is Alegria anyway?







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    Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/19 17:58:18 (permalink)
    "pwal"
    well, it's fair, they are "registry hacks" and they are being broadcast as a possible solution

    I ask again. What registry hacks are you referring to? The path I mentioned in my post #7?
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    Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/19 19:38:18 (permalink)
    I agree using the word 'hack' is subjective and is left up to interpretation. regedit as Microsoft coins it, has been referred too in both good and bad ways, as hacking the registry.
     
    This is a good hack, it is not meant to be a virus or the like, but as well known,changing registry values can hose a program or system if not done precisely.
     
    The concern I was addressing, is, if this value is changed it can cause a failure in some future update or quickfix. If Seth acknowledges it, then it ought to be listed in the Knowledge Base section of this site, detailing how to employ and how to work around in case it affects an update.
     
    Being cynical though, I guess if one wants to futz around in the registry then you should know how futz around in the registry.
     
    I looked at the Cakewalk Content folder and I see that some of the contents location and path can be changed in the Preferences Menu.
    Does this not work?  Not at my DAW now.
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    Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/19 22:53:03 (permalink)

    "simpleman"
    I agree using the word 'hack' is subjective and is left up to interpretation.

    Yes it is. An overeaction in this case even though I understand your concern.

    "simpleman"
    The concern I was addressing, is, if this value is changed it can cause a failure in some future update or quickfix.

    That's not going to happen and here's why. It's a user preference, a feature the "bakers" coded in enabling users to specify the default folder location for different types of Sonar files (eg. default/user templates). It was meant to be changed as this allows users greater flexibility in organizing/managing their audio related filing system. At worst, an update or quickfix could reset these values to the original default location (as proposed by Sonar), but usually and understandably, user preferences are not overwritten when dealing with these (updates/quickfixes). If for reason x, this was not the case, I simply specify my preferred default folder locations again.

    "simpleman"
    I looked at the Cakewalk Content folder and I see that some of the contents location and path can be changed in the Preferences Menu. Does this not work?

    This is the right question to ask. It works for all folder locations... except the top one (Project Files), hence the need to manually edit the registry. I agree that this needs to be corrected. So..., the editable content you see when displaying the "Preferences / Folder Location" dialog box is to be found in the registry at the path I specified in my post #7. And this is what the OP was inquiring about.
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    Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/20 03:23:48 (permalink)
    You are making much more work out of this than necessary.

    The Cakewalk Content folder is an arbitrary location set by Cakewalk to ensure that after instalation all the content files are in a locatiion that is not effected by UAC as its outside of the Program files folder trees.

    As for any folders within the Cakewalk Content folder; these can all be redirected through Preferences should you want them somewhere else.

    I have always had these files in other locations and never had a problem. Once you redirect the folders close SONAR down and the registry details for the folder locations shoudl be updated when SONAR next opens. If this is not the case for you then there is likely some aspect of your installation that is corrupt. Of course UAC settings and general permissions can also impact folders being allowed to be moved to other locations.

    I'd suggest folks do a reinstalltion if they have some inexplicable events and or glitches. As per my recent experience.

    Even though SONAR has been more stable since X1C I have had my share of little glitches that were difficult to reproduce inlcuding of recent, the inability to load any track tempates despite their existence in all the right places.

    I've done a complete uninstallation and reinstalled everything to be greeted with a SONAR X1D Expanded that actually opens quickly and runs beautifully including returning me the use of track folders.

    One point. Don't RUN SONAR in between installing any of the patches. Just close the installer by unchecking the Open readme file and Start SONAR boxes.

    Also beware the fact that your original installation version of X1 and X1 Expanded have different Serial Numbers and these have to be entered at the appropriate times.


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    Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/20 09:05:55 (permalink)
    To all you girls that are having hissy fits about moving the default Content folder to a cutome location, and HOW to do it: Please read this post by Seth Perlstein: Re:Why "C:\Cakewalk Content" for the content folder? - March 30, 12 10:51 PM ( #16 ) Right, you need to change the locations of the folders in the registry after manually moving the Content folder post-install in order for the new locations to show up in the Content Locations Presets list in the Browser. Or you could delete all of those and re-save them using the new locations manually. Or you could re-install SONAR and choose Advanced Install and choose where to store the Cakewalk Content from there, which will write the correct registry locations when it installs. SP So, girls, this is NOT a "hack". It is the ONLY way of setting a new location in Sonar. But mostly: wtf is it to you, if I want to move my samples to another location??

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    Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/20 12:34:49 (permalink)
    blimey... "hack" just means "change"

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    Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/20 15:58:35 (permalink)
    To many people, any direct editing of the registry is a "registry hack". They've been told time and time again how you're not supposed to do it, even in Microsoft's own instructions. So naturally, folks have come to view registry edits as dangerous. And it is, even for advanced users who "know what they're doing".

    However, there is a reason why regedit has been included in every Windows version since 1.0: sometimes it's the only way to get something configured. As long as you remember what you did and restrict yourself to application settings, there is actually little danger of an unrecoverable mistake. Learn how to backup and restore the registry and you reduce the risk factor to near zero.

    As long as we're picking nits, "hack" does not mean "change". "Hack" implies an unsupported, undocumented or otherwise off-label tweak. This particular workaround does not qualify as a "hack", especially given that Cakewalk has documented both the problem and the solution. However, I completely understand simpleman's raising of concerns about sharing registry edits in a public forum.


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    Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/20 16:04:58 (permalink)
    "kludge" it is then

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    Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/20 18:03:43 (permalink)
    The judges accept "kludge".


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    Re:Regedit to change default folder location? 2012/07/20 23:09:49 (permalink)
    "bitflipper"
    As long as we're picking nits...

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