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cubase 5: can't find where my track presets are stored...
Old 20th November 2009
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cubase 5: can't find where my track presets are stored...

hey guys,
i've posted this problem over at and no one has had any luck helping me so i thought i'd try here.
I have created several track presets that i have saved. I can recall them in Cubase's load track preset menu, but i cannot find where they are stored on my computer. This is becoming a problem as my list of track presets has become huge and it is taking quite a while to sort through them.
i've looked in media bay, rescanned all my folders, searched the computer for the actual file names etc...and they do not show up anywhere! i'm thinking that somehow my cubase 5 is not saving my track presets in the normal way. here is a link to the thread at so you can see what all i've tried already: .:::. View topic - How do you delete track presets?

i've tried all of the suggestions made in this thread and have had no success.
your help is greatly appreciated.
Old 20th November 2009
Old 20th November 2009
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ok, i signed up over there and posted my question.

any reason why i shouldn't try to get an answer here? there seem to be some pretty knowledgeable people here who might know the answer.
Old 20th November 2009
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Old 30th January 2010
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ok i just spent hours trying to understand this now i do, i will tell anyone else as I see Elvis is on the right track now over at the cubase forum,

Do NOT SAVE TRACK PRESETS in the mixer, instead right click on the track in the arrangement and click create new preset, that will store it in the right place along with all the other media presets under :

C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Steinberg\Track Presets\Audio

The mixer store preset mode is just a text file, its different and unstable, it doesn't always remember your settings, don't use it.

C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Steinberg\Cubase 4\Presets\InsertsFolderPresets.pxml

Hope that helps, dont you hate media bay? damn
Old 18th April 2010
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Can you help me too?

Hi Tringboy, I'm having a similar problem as Elvis. My presets just disappear into thin air.... nowhere to be found in that awful "Search & Finder / Browser & Filter" page.

I've tried using that Tag Editor thing, creating a new folder, looking around in all of the Steinberg program file folders, everything. However, I do know that my presets are being stored somewhere. I know because I'll save my preset with a certain name... say, "Deep Chorus", (then the preset will disappear, of course). But if I go to save another preset with that same name, I get a message telling that the file already exists.

I don't have this problem with all of my plugins, only the ones that store presets using the Cubase native "Search & Finder / Browser & Filter" filing system. That thing drives me nuts!

I'm not sure I understand your solution. I have to first right click the track?

Thanks so much,
Old 2nd July 2011
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In win 7 x64

C:users/username/appdata/roaming/steinberg/track presets

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