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DimPro is not listing all the libraries. How to set custom DimPro Library?

E:\Dimension Pro Library\Multisamples

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The DP Program browser is not based on the Mutlisample folder, it is based on the contents of "C:\ProgramData\Cakewalk\Dimension Pro\Programs"

The DP Program browser may be rebuilt by pressing the F5 key. If that fails for some reason, manually removing "C:\ProgramData\Cakewalk\Dimension Pro\Programs\programs.lst" forces DP to rebuild the program browser when DP starts up.

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There might be unnecessary duplicates, search found several locations that DP has a list of sample libraries.
Which are safe to delete?
How to get Dimension to find the custom Lib path: E:\Dimension Pro Library\Multisamples

  • C:\ProgramData\Cakewalk\Dimension Pro\Programs
  • C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\Dimension Pro\Multisamples
  • E:\Dimension Pro Library\Multisamples

I must be confusing the Lib structure and the Multisamples.
example, The '11th Dimension.prog" references the "Dimension Pro Library\Multisamples"

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The DP programs folder is hard coded to "C:\ProgramData\Cakewalk\Dimension Pro\Programs"

The multisample folder is set in the registry key Multisamples Folder under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cakewalk Music Software\dp. The default is "C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\Dimension Pro\Multisamples"

Some older installers ignore the registry and always put samples in the default Multisamples folder. This is one reason to use a directory junction instead of changing the path in the registry to relocate samples for sfz engine synths like DP.

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Thank you for the information.  Do I need a "directory junction" app to fix this? Do or Don't edit the reg path?
I'm looking for a way to fix this duplicate issue, is it an issue? Haha, no idea!

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First determine which Multisamples folder DP is using by inspecting the registry.

Personally, I try not to edit the registry leaving it with factory defaults and make adjustments to the filesystem with mklink.

The choice of using a directory junctions is yours. So is the choice of using a graphical tool or mklink.exe.

Given DP will likely never be released or updated, it really does not matter how one sets up the program.

There is always a chance of sample duplication samples especially when copying instead of using the installers. DP also started out using wav files and converted to flac so it there is a chance of having the same sample in both formats. The only way to know for sure is look in the directories. There are some subtle differences between the wav and flac files but for most programs it does not matter.

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