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Instrument Menu Layout File Location

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Does anyone know where the default instrument menu layout file resides? When I open "Manage Layouts", there is an instrument list organized by manufacturer. If I change this, I have to save it, but there is no existing layout to save it to/overwrite. I have to create a new one. Then, in the browser, the old list still appears.

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The three "Sort by" layouts are built on the fly by the DAW.

While "Sort By Category" may be customized, the other two cannot.

Temporary copies of these layouts are stored with the user created layouts.

Alternate versions of "Sort by Manufacturer" may only be done with a user created layout.

The plug-in layout path is set in Preferences > File > Folder Locations.

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Yeah, I saw those tmp files. So I'm guessing I can make a new one from those, but is there a way to get the DAW to use them by default, or is it baked in?

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You don't need to mess with the tmp files. They are built as needed by the DAW. 

To create a custom layout based on "Sort by Manufacturer"

  • set the layout in the plug-in menu to "Sort by Manufacturer"
  • select "Manage Layout" from the plug-in menu
  • edit the layout in the plug-in manager
  • save the layout
  • change the plug-in menu to use the new custom layout

Unlike the three "Sort by"  layouts, custom layouts do not get updated automatically when plug-ins are added or removed. Custom layouts must be updated by hand.

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