Specifics on How to Add VSTs in other directories

The wiki refers to some registry edits, but does not give details.

I have tons of VSTs in directories set up for other DAWs, and am not about to move them or duplicate them.

Can anyone give detailed information on how to edit the registry so Audacity can see these?

Or is Audacity just lame.

Details are in the manual: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/installing_effect_generator_and_analyzer_plug_ins_on_windows.html#vst_install

The manual only gives you the name of the keys to create. It does not tell you which type (out of 6) for each and what the content should be:

string value
binary value
dword value
qword value
multi-string value
Expandable string value

I have tried various combinations and none have worked for me so far.

The method that I use is to copy the plug-ins into Users<username>\AppData\Roaming\audacity\Plug-Ins
This has the advantage that I can give Audacity only those plug-ins that I know work with Audacity, while other applications can still access all of my VST plug-ins (including those that are not supported by Audacity).