VSTPluginFormat::getDefaultLocationsToSearch Removing Standard Paths

We use VSTPluginFormat::getDefaultLocationsToSearch() to initialise our plugin search paths.
This calls this code to first get the Steinberg folders:

    FileSearchPath paths;
    paths.add (WindowsRegistry::getValue ("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\VST\\VSTPluginsPath"));
    paths.addIfNotAlreadyThere (programFiles + "\\Steinberg\\VstPlugins");
    paths.addIfNotAlreadyThere (programFiles + "\\VstPlugins");

However, the line removeNonExistentPaths removes that path if there are no plugin already installed.

This means that if a user installs our DAW, runs it, then installs a plugin in that “Steinberg/VstPlugins” dir, they won’t get automatically picked up.

I know this seems like a small point but you’d be surprised by the number of people this catches out. As this is a fairly standard directory would it be possible to simply not remove it if it’s empty? It won’t do any harm being scanned if it is empty.

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Yep that seems sensible - this change is on develop now.

Perfect! :+1: