Re-setting the Cubase plug-ins cache manually

Modified on Thu, 07 Sep 2023 at 05:11 PM

macOS and VST2 format:

  1. Close Cubase.
  2. Using macOS Finder go to “~/Library/Preferences/Cubase 12/” (without the quotes).
  3. Manually delete the Vst2xBlacklist Cubase.xml file (to delete the blacklist).
  4. Manually delete the Vst2xBlacklist Cubase (x86_64).xml file (to delete the blacklist).
  5. Manually delete the Vst2xPlugins Cubase (x86_64).xml file (to force a complete new plug-ins scan).
  6. Re-open Cubase.


macOS and VST3 format:

  1. Close Cubase.
  2. Using macOS Finder, go to “~/Library/Preferences/Cubase 12/Cubase Pro VST3 Cache/” (without the quotes).
  3. Manually delete the vst3blacklist.xml file (to delete the blacklist).
  4. Manually delete the vst3plugins.xml file (to force a complete plug-in to rescan).
  5. Re-open Cubase.


Windows and VST2 format:

  1. Close Cubase.
  2. Press the Windows key plus R.
  3. Enter “C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Steinberg\Cubase 12_64\” (without the quotes), and click on OK.
  4. Manually delete the Vst2xBlacklist Cubase.xml file (to delete the blacklist)
  5. Manually delete the Vst2xBlacklist Cubase (x86_64).xml file (to delete the blacklist)
  6. Manually delete the Vst2xPlugins Cubase (x86_64).xml file (to force a complete plug-in to rescan)
  7. Re-open Cubase.


Windows and VST3 format
:

  1. Close Cubase.
  2. Press Windows key plus R.
    Enter “C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Steinberg\Cubase 12_64\Cubase Pro VST3 Cache\” (without the quotes), and click on OK.
  3. Manually delete the vst3blacklist.xml file (to delete the blacklist).
  4. Manually delete the vst3plugins.xml file (to force a complete plug-in to rescan).
  5. Re-open Cubase.


After deleting the plug-ins cache files, on the next run, Cubase will re-scan all of your VST2/VST3 plug-ins; depending on the number of VST2/VST3 plug-ins installed, the process may take several minutes.


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