Old 10-16-2018, 06:22 PM   #1
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Default Plugins Scan is scanning way too many directories

I just installed Reaper on my Laptop, and for some reason it's scanning all over Gods creation instead of just the VST folder, and it doesn't end up opening at all. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling and it does the same thing.

Somehow I need to tell it to just scan the directories with Omnisphere and Native Instruments because it's scanning all these unnecessary Windows directories. Any way to correct this?
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:46 PM   #2
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Once REAPER is open:

Options >Preferences >Plug-ins/VST - VST Plug-in Paths

Just put your Directories in there.

Hope it helps.

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Old 10-17-2018, 04:17 AM   #3
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And make sure C:\ isnt one of them!!!
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:14 AM   #4
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Once REAPER is open:

Options >Preferences >Plug-ins/VST - VST Plug-in Paths

Just put your Directories in there.

Hope it helps.

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That's the issue, it won't open, after a while it just closes on it's own
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:23 AM   #5
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With Reaper closed , try looking for the file reaper.ini (it may be in a hidden folder).

Open it in a text editor and find the line that starts "vstpath=". Edit that to include only a path to (some of ) your VST plug-ins. Save it and start Reaper.

You should now see (some of) your plug-ins in the FX Browser. If not all of them are listed, you'll need to add / edit the VST paths. Click [Options]. select "Preferences" >> Plug-ins >> VST and Edit them. Be as precise as you can, so you do not include unnecessary paths.

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You might be able to just delete that line in reaper.ini and start Reaper. I do not know, but there's no harm trying.
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:01 PM   #6
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I'll try that thanks
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:19 PM   #7
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Ah VSTs...

You should find reaper.ini in C:/Users/YOURNAMEHERE/AppData/Roaming/REAPER. You'll need to set File Explorer to display hidden files before you start drilling down to find it. Then right click and open it with a text editor. The line about VST paths should be about 30 lines down.

VST folk do insist on installing their dlls all over the place. Sigh - I hate untidiness.

Oddly enough, I had a similar problem recently after a W10 screwup and reinstall. REAPER suddenly decided to start scanning every single dll on the system, which obviously would have taken hours. A brute close and edit of the reaper.ini file restored my sanity...
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Old 10-17-2018, 04:35 PM   #8
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Ah VSTs...

You should find reaper.ini in C:/Users/YOURNAMEHERE/AppData/Roaming/REAPER.
%appdata%\Reaper is a handy shortcut for that while also bypassing the need to unhide the directory.
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