PC software to generate lists of installed VSTs?

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antic604
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2824 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Post Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:18 pm

Anyone know of software that can scan specified folder(s) on PC and generate a (text?) file with list of installed VSTs? Last time I was moving to a new computer I just made a screenshot of my folder and that worked pretty fine, but definitely it's not an optimal approach.
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Re: PC software to generate lists of installed VSTs?

Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:09 am

Just look in your Vstplugins folder? Two folders... Vst2 and Vst3. :)..
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antic604
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Re: PC software to generate lists of installed VSTs?

Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:28 am

cnt wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:09 am
Just look in your Vstplugins folder? Two folders... Vst2 and Vst3. :)..
Well, I'm ahead of you - I keep everything in one folder, with sub-folders for vendors.

BUT, I want to exchange a list of VSTs I have with person I'm about to collaborate with (so that we could avoid bouncing stuff to audio, at least initially), so "looking in my folder" isn't really helpful, is it? :)
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Re: PC software to generate lists of installed VSTs?

Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:41 am

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Re: PC software to generate lists of installed VSTs?

Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:41 am

Search for .dll and print screen?
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Re: PC software to generate lists of installed VSTs?

Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:53 am

Mushy Mushy wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:41 am
Search for .dll and print screen?
Both good ideas! Thanks :)
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Re: PC software to generate lists of installed VSTs?

Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:23 am

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dir /s *.dll >%USERPROFILE%\documents\dll_files.txt
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Re: PC software to generate lists of installed VSTs?

Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:31 am

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Re: PC software to generate lists of installed VSTs?

Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:03 am

whyterabbyt wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:23 am

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dir /s *.dll >%USERPROFILE%\documents\dll_files.txt
This. No software needed. :tu:

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Re: PC software to generate lists of installed VSTs?

Post Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:05 pm

There'll be a ton of .dlls that are nothing to do with plugins. I hope they're easy to differentiate. My laptop has 94,971 .dll files on the C: drive.
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Tronam
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Re: PC software to generate lists of installed VSTs?

Post Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:32 pm

jabe wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:05 pm
There'll be a ton of .dlls that are nothing to do with plugins. I hope they're easy to differentiate. My laptop has 94,971 .dll files on the C: drive.
Don't VST plugin files end with a .VST extension? That's how they're named in macOS.

starflakeprj
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Re: PC software to generate lists of installed VSTs?

Post Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:26 pm

whyterabbyt wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:23 am

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dir /s *.dll >%USERPROFILE%\documents\dll_files.txt
Yep, this is the option I always use for these kinds of tasks.

But to get a more clean list, I use "dir /n/b".

Another but. Don't expect this to work on Waves Audio plugins :)
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Re: PC software to generate lists of installed VSTs?

Post Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:28 pm

jabe wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:05 pm
There'll be a ton of .dlls that are nothing to do with plugins. I hope they're easy to differentiate. My laptop has 94,971 .dll files on the C: drive.
On the C: drive, yes, but in most cases you have all your plugins in one folder (or two if you have VST3) with a couple of sub folders.
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Re: PC software to generate lists of installed VSTs?

Post Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:36 pm

Tronam wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:32 pm
jabe wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:05 pm
There'll be a ton of .dlls that are nothing to do with plugins. I hope they're easy to differentiate. My laptop has 94,971 .dll files on the C: drive.
Don't VST plugin files end with a .VST extension? That's how they're named in macOS.
No, on real computers they’re .dll :ud:
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Re: PC software to generate lists of installed VSTs?

Post Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:46 am

Mushy Mushy wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:36 pm
Tronam wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:32 pm
jabe wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:05 pm
There'll be a ton of .dlls that are nothing to do with plugins. I hope they're easy to differentiate. My laptop has 94,971 .dll files on the C: drive.
Don't VST plugin files end with a .VST extension? That's how they're named in macOS.
No, on real computers they’re .dll :ud:
Don't forget that vst 3.x have a .vst3 extension.
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