Transfering Blue Cat Audio Plug-Ins to a New Windows PC

If you are using multiple machines or if you want to transfer your plug-ins quickly to a new PC without having to register your all your Blue Cat Audio plug-ins again and setup your preferences, here is the solution.

Note: this transfer step should be done BEFORE installing the plug-ins using the installers downloaded from your private download page.

On Windows, Blue Cat Audio plug-ins preferences and license files are stored in the Application Data roaming folder located in the user directory. This folder a hidden and usually cannot be opened from the Explorer directly. You can however access it by typing its path in the Explorer:

type your actual user name instead of [YOUR USERNAME]

You will find a Blue Cat Audio folder in this directory. It contains all preferences and license files for all Blue Cat Audio plug-ins:

To transfer all licenses and preferences to your new machine, simply copy and paste the Blue Cat Audio folder from the source machine to the destination one (in the user AppData/Roaming directory).

“Voilà”! Just install the plug-ins on the new machine and use them without having to register them individually!

Note: If you want  to select just a few plug-ins, you can copy and paste each plug-in directory, one by one. In this case, you will notice that preferences are stored separately for each plug-in format (VST, AAX, RTAS or AU) in a directory named “BC [PLUGIN NAME] [PLUGIN FORMAT]”, while (for most plug-ins) a single license file (.lic) is shared by all formats in a directory named Blue Cat’s [PLUGIN NAME].

This tutorial also applies to multiple users on a single machine: you can transfer preferences and licenses to a different username on the same machine by moving the same files.

Using a Mac? Check out this plug-in transfer tutorial instead!

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