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Dialog box referencePreferences dialog ► File - Folder Locations

The Folder Locations section lets you specify default folders for different kinds of SONAR files. The default locations for all of these file types usually work well. However, if you find that this folder gets cluttered, changing the locations of the file types won’t hurt anything, as long as you remember where you put things.
Note: The only folder location you have to be careful with is the Global Audio folder (listed in Edit > Preferences > File - Audio Data), which SONAR creates in the C:\Cakewalk Projects folder. SONAR stores all audio data that is associated with project files in this folder. If you move this folder, SONAR can not find the audio data for projects you have already recorded. To tell SONAR where you moved the folder, fill in the location in the Global Audio Folder field in Edit > Preferences > File - Audio Data.
You can change the folder for a file type by typing a new path name in the particular file type’s edit box, or by clicking the Browse button and navigating to the folder that you want to store that file type in. You can set different locations for the following file types:
.cwp and .cwb files are your standard SONAR project files. The default directory for your project files is \Cakewalk Projects, located in the root directory. .mid files are Standard MIDI Files and can be put anywhere you like.
These files store your favorite setups for window arrangement and instrument combinations. The default directory for template files is C:\Cakewalk Content\SONAR X2 <Producer, Studio or Essential>\Project Templates.
These files store your most commonly used track settings, including track type (MIDI or audio), effects and their settings, hardware input, bus send settings, and a variety of other track-related parameters. The default directory is C:\Cakewalk Content\SONAR X2 <Producer, Studio or Essential>\Track Templates.
These files store standard or customized icons. The default directory is C:\Cakewalk Content\SONAR X2 <Producer, Studio or Essential>\Track Icons.
These are small programs written in Cakewalk Application Language, that perform specialized MIDI editing. The default directory is C:\Cakewalk Content\SONAR X2 <Producer, Studio or Essential>\CAL Scripts.
These files are the standard Windows audio files that you can import into and export out of SONAR. They have the file extension .wav. The default directory for wave files is the \Sample Content folder located in:
C:\ProgramData\Cakewalk\SONAR X2 <Producer, Studio or Essential>
You can import .avi, ,mpg, and QuickTime video files into SONAR. The default directory for video files is the \Sample Content folder located in:
C:\ProgramData\Cakewalk\SONAR X2 <Producer, Studio or Essential>
C:\ProgramData\Cakewalk\SONAR X2 <Producer, Studio or Essential>
The default directory for play list files is C:\Cakewalk Content\SONAR X2 <Producer, Studio or Essential>\PlayList Files.
When you create and save a .grv file. The default directory for groove quantize files is the \Sample Content folder located in:
C:\ProgramData\Cakewalk\SONAR X2 <Producer, Studio or Essential>
The default directory for StudioWare files is C:\Cakewalk Content\SONAR X2 <Producer, Studio or Essential>\StudioWare Panels.
You can create drum maps to redirect any number of MIDI drum tracks to internal (software) and external (hardware) synthesizers or samplers. The default directory for drum map files is the \Drum Maps folder located in:
C:\ProgramData\Cakewalk\SONAR X2 <Producer, Studio or Essential>
You can create menu layouts for your plug-ins by using the Plug-in Manager (Utilities > SONAR Plug-in Manager command). The default directory for plug-in menu layouts is the \Plug-in Menu Layouts folder located in:
C:\ProgramData\Cakewalk\SONAR X2 <Producer, Studio or Essential>
The default directory for step sequencer patterns is C:\Cakewalk Content\SONAR X2 <Producer, Studio or Essential>\Step Sequencer Patterns.
When you create and save a .fxc file. You can save and load FX Chain preset file in any effects bin.
The default directory for FX Chain presets is C:\Cakewalk Content\SONAR X2 <Producer, Studio or Essential>\FX Chain Presets.

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