Before adding new themes to FL Studio, you must know some of its basics.
In FL Studio, themes are stored in three separate locations based on how you obtained them.
The themes you downloaded directly from Image-Line’s servers are kept in the “Downloads” folder in the documents section.
C:\ Users\ Username\ Documents\ Image-Line\ Downloads
The default themes that came with your version of FL Studio are stored in the “Themes” folder in the location where the software is installed.
C:\ Program Files\ Image-Line\ FL Studio 21\ Artwork\ Themes
Lastly, when you create and save custom themes from the editor, they are saved under the user “Documents” folder.
C:\ Users\ Username\ Documents\ Image-Line\ FL Studio\ Settings\ Themes
I hope you now have the required understanding of different theme storage locations. Great!
Adding New Themes to FL Studio – The Process
This technique is for anyone wanting to add a new theme preset file to FL Studio.
You may have gotten the file from a friend or downloaded it from some source.
Whatever it be, if you have a preset file, you can add it to FL Studio by just following these steps.
When copy-pasting theme files to FL Studio save folders, always put them under the User Data folder. This way, you won’t risk losing them during software updates and can access them from different versions of FL Studio.
The easiest way to find the User Data folder of FL Studio is from the file browser interface of FL Studio.
Open FL Studio on your PC and go to the browser section. At its bottom left, you’ll find the User data folder.
Now right-click on the user data folder. This will open up some options. Next, navigate and click the Windows shell menu option.
Once you do that, you’ll see some more choices. Next, click on the Open option. This will open up the user data folder on the file explorer.
You can also find this folder by going to the documents section on your PC.
Once inside the user data folder, navigate to the following location.
Documents\ Image-Line\ FL Studio\ Settings\ Themes
This will open up the themes folder.
You can copy and paste the new themes you want to add to FL Studio into this folder.
Make sure the files you add are FLSTHEME-type files, these files’ name end with .flstheme.
Sometimes the themes can also have wallpaper and thumbnail images bundled with them. If so, you have to add those to the same folder.
Once you restart FL Studio, it’ll show the newly added themes under the theme option.
From here, you can equip or customize the imported themes to give a unique look to the FL Studio’s user interface.
Are you looking for some attractive FL Studio themes?
You’ll find them here – Best FL Studio themes – Free Download.