Missing plugin, even though it says Enabled

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Re: Missing plugin, even though it says Enabled

Permanent link to this post Posted by bardkestrel » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:19 pm

In my attempts to solve this problem, I updated to 2.2.1, thinking that perhaps running the latest version would solve the problem. I then did a complete uninstall and reinstall, and it still didn't solve the problem. I literally have no idea what's going on. Like I said, I used to use Limiter on several different files, but hadn't needed it for about a month. At some point in that time, whatever happened happened. I didn't change anything, or install any new plugins. I don't muck about with system files, and Audacity has always been installed on my D: drive from day one. I install there because the storage space of my C: drive is 150 gigs while D: is 780. So I save C: for the Windows required programs and programs that won't let me manually change the location for install.
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Re: Missing plugin, even though it says Enabled

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:23 pm

What effects do you currently have listed below Wahwah?
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Re: Missing plugin, even though it says Enabled

Permanent link to this post Posted by bardkestrel » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:16 pm

bardkestrel wrote:all it says below Wahwah is: Adjustable Fade, Clip Fix, Crossfade Clips, and Crossfade Tracks.
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Re: Missing plugin, even though it says Enabled

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:41 am

bardkestrel wrote:
bardkestrel wrote:all it says below Wahwah is: Adjustable Fade, Clip Fix, Crossfade Clips, and Crossfade Tracks.

If that is all, then you are missing many other plug-ins:
http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/effe ... quist.html
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Re: Missing plugin, even though it says Enabled

Permanent link to this post Posted by bardkestrel » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:30 am

Perhaps. They're present in the "Plugins" folder in the Audacity folder, but I did try adding them to the "Nyquist" folder, and making sure they were enabled, but it didn't make any difference. Still, nothing is showing up. I do have to amend my comment about not adding anything, I had recently added the EQ curves download, but when I removed it, it didn't fix the problem, either. I don't know if the problem existed prior to me adding that particular addon or not.
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Re: Missing plugin, even though it says Enabled

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:02 pm

Try this (ensure that Audacity is not running before you start):

1) Download "Audacity 2.2.1 zip file (11.57 MB)" from https://www.audacityteam.org/download/windows/
2) Unzip (extract) the contents to a suitable location on your local computer where your standard (non-admin) log-in has read / write access. (if you're not sure how to do that, ask).
3) Open the extracted folder and find the file "audacity.exe".
4) In the same folder as the file "audacity.exe", create a new folder and name it "Portable Settings".
5) Double click on the file "audacity.exe" to launch Audacity.

Do you see the full list of Nyquist plug-ins in the Effect menu?
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Re: Missing plugin, even though it says Enabled

Permanent link to this post Posted by bardkestrel » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:47 am

I apologize for taking so long to get back to you; health issues. I just haven't been able to get back onto this forum.
Yes, for whatever reason, your suggestion solved the problem. I even added the folder you suggested to my original Audacity program folder and it fixed the problem there. I'm not really sure why, so...gremlins? Regardless, thank you for your assistance.
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Re: Missing plugin, even though it says Enabled

Permanent link to this post Posted by bardkestrel » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:13 am

Err, did notice today that the same thing had happened again, they'd all disappeared again. But the Portable Settings folder is still there, and it has stuff in it now. This time I definitely haven't downloaded any new plugins, just the ones I'd had before I started having this problem. I didn't have a need to use Limiter, I was just using my regular plugins and happened to notice that everything was missing again. Should I just try to keep it installed in C: and see if it doesn't happen there? It just makes Windows upset if it can't update every time it gets it into its little head to do so. But I can try it. After I finish with this audio file I can try reinstalling and using the previous directions to see if it fixes it again...could it just be the ACX check plug-in that's doing this? That's the only thing I need limiter for, anyway. I mean without that plug-in I can't do anything for ACX, but if the plug-in won't let me do anything for ACX anyway, it might just be a bit of a catch-22.
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Re: Missing plugin, even though it says Enabled

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:34 pm

Using the method described in my previous post (https://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopi ... 91#p341891) should work for any location that you have full read/write/execute access, provided that data transfer is fast enough, immediate enough and reliable enough for bi-directional asynchronous real-time data transfer (that rules out network drives, but any internal drive should work).

A particularly useful feature of this method of "installation", is that Audacity can be reset back to virgin state, by deleting the Portable Settings folder and recreating a new, empty Portable Settings folder.

I'm a bit concerned that it was working, and then it wasn't. What changed? If YOU didn't change anything, then what did? If data is changing on its own, then there's a strong possibility that the storage medium (the "disk") is failing.
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