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VST Plugins: Folder & Registry Entry

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Trying to understand why Ozone 5 will/won’t show up in various Windows 7 applications,  I discovered that:

The folder on my system is:

  • [C:\Program Files (x86)\Vstplugins]

The corresponding registry entry is:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Wow6432Node > VST > VSTPluginsPath
    • The name [Wow6432Node] sounds somewhat unprofessional, but I checked on my system and indeed that’s how it is.

In Registry Editor:

  • In left-hand “explorer” pane, dial-down to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Wow6432Node > VST]
  • At that location:
    • Name: (REG_SZ) = [VSTPluginsPath]
    • Value: (REG_SZ) = [C:\Program Files (x86)\Vstplugins]