reFX Nexus 2 Importing Content Problem – Solved!
January 12, 2010
When Nexus 2 first starts it searches your system for the Nexus Content folder, once found it will import all of the sounds, settings and presets etc from this folder. The important part to note here is that what Nexus 2 is actually searching for is any .nxs files. Which are the actual synth presets (Mega Saw, Epic Trance Lead etc)
I had used the Nexus 1.4 demo for a while and had problems with that too.. to cut a long story short, I had to manually download the 0testtone.nxs for Nexus 1.4 to work.
When I uninstalled Nexus 1.4 before trying Nexus 2, I failed to remove the 0testtone.nxs file as it was sitting in my downloads folder.
SO.. you can see what happened here. Nexus 2 was scanning my computer, finding 0testtone.nxs and assuming that this was the main Nexus Content folder, which meant it wasn’t importing any of the mega sounds and presets I had sitting in my VST plugin folder.
Once I had uninstalled Nexus 1.4 and installed Nexus 2, I noticed that 1.4 had left a string in the registry pointing Nexus 2 to my downloads folder, in search of content which wasn’t there. So Nexus 2 was loading and not finding any content at all!
- Uninstall any previous versions of Nexus
- Search and destroy any Nexus related files EXCEPT .nxp files (expansion packs, keep these)
- Make sure you’ve deleted any .nxs files.
- Search your registry for any Nexus related crap (search nexus & refx), look out for a strings that have paths to directories and delete them.
- Restart computer
- Install Nexus 2
- Put your Nexus Content folder in the same directory Nexus 2 is installed to, usually your main VST Plugin folder.
- Start Nexus 2
Yes! full, epic and lush synth sounds.