This needs to be fixed ASAP before too many users have to change this over.
The proper place for such files on Mac OSX is in the users/~/library/application support folder or
This is a basic convention followed by other software.
I really don't appreciate having all sorts of random/arbitrary file/folder locations all over my OS HDD. That is perhaps acceptable on PC but not on MacOS. I am very surprised at this choice of location. Perhaps there is a serious reason which could be explained to us, however, since almost all other software follows the proper convention (of course Microsoft and Adobe don't) I doubt there is a real technical reason for this.
Actually, more and more applications are using the /Users/shared/ directory for shared files, so VSL's use of this directory is not such a stretch in 2010. Adobe, Apple (final cut studio), Parallels, Canon, and others have been using the /Users/shared/ directory.
VSL wants presets to be a global -- and in the case of a multi-user environment, that's reasonable
I agree with Tom and others here and I agree that I PREFER the presets to be within my personal user directory, NOT in shared. If I backup my user directory, I expect all of MY data to be in MY user directory.
Since VSL is NOT a multi-user license, there is no reason that the presets don't store in the primary user's library.
I think engineering should discuss this with the office -- who is legally allowed to use the software? It was my understanding that only I am allowed. I am not allowed to let others use it. If that is in-fact the case, there is no justification for putting MY presets anywhere except MY user directory, yes?
Knowing the data is stored in the /shared/ directory right now is an inconvenience, since I have to remember to back this directory up with my user directory. Yeah, I have a script to do it now, but it wasn't automatic.
I agree with the other posters -- VSL should take another look at this.