Changing Default VST Directory

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by switchy, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. switchy

    switchy New Member

    Feb 3, 2010
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    Hello there,
    I've run into a bit of a problem. I cannot figure out how to change the default path for VST plugins in Windows 7. In Vista and previous, you could simply change the path in the registry.

    I am asking because I use Adobe Premier, Media Encoder, etc. They read my default VST directory, find several VST plug-ins that are not compatible, and fail to start. The installed VSTs are crucial to some of my other work, so I can't really to remove them.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! :)


    problem is solved. i swear i must be losing my mind. under further inspection of the registry, the value is here:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Wow6432Node > VST > VSTPluginsPath

    It is different than previous versions of Windows, but not much. There are several keys and values containing the letters 'vst' that have nothing to do with 'Virtual Studio Technology'. So that's why it didn't jump out at first. :D
    #1 switchy, Feb 3, 2010
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2010
  2. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

    Feb 7, 2009
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    Glad you've fixed the problem ;)
    Thanks for using the Windows 7 Forums, hope to see you around!

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