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pongasoft
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Temporary files

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Hi guys

Are VST plugins allowed to write temporary files? Is there any API in the SDK to do this or do you use the C++ I/O concepts? Is there a "generic" location for temporary files for Mac and Windows?

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DonaldHow
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Re: Temporary files

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Isn't that the 'temp' folder that's usually hidden?

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Re: Temporary files

Post by reflex »

Windows has some functions to get a temporary folder location you can use. I assume macOS does too.

See this StackOverflow question for a little bit more info:
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/553 ... in-windows

The VST sdk doesn't say anything about them.

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