Help with Noise Gate installation

OK, I’m not a complete noob when it comes to computers as I once worked in IT, but I cannot figure this out.

I am trying to copy the noisegate.ny (or whatever it is called) into the appropriate directory. Memory says library>application support>audacity (don’t hold me to that).

I am currently on a computer where I have admin rights.

I am not able to find any of these files on the hard drive, other than the .app file itself.

I’m not a mac pro, used to only use windows, but in general if I have admin rights to the machine I should be able to see all files, no?

I’ve also gone into settings and asked it to “show all files” or whatever the option actually says.

What am I missing here? I feel like it’s so simple I’m going to kick myself, but google is no help.

Thanks all!

If you’re at a foreign machine, make sure nobody turned filename extensions off.

Desktop > Finder > Preferences > Advanced > Show all filenames.

Then make sure you really got a Nyquist file and not the TXT version of the Nyquist file.

You may be in the wrong Library.

Go (upper toolbar) > Go To Folder.
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Now go to the audacity folder (lower case) > Plugins.

Even after you do all that, you need to launch Audacity and Effects > Add Remove Plugins


See attached. I’m admin, did the steps you’d described already, and here is the only item in the folder you directed me to (that I was using earlier as well).

Am I crazy?

And thanks for your help!
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Am I crazy?

No. You didn’t follow instructions. The library you want is hidden and you have to reach it by the method I illustrated.

I think you can also reach it via the terminal/command line if you’re really into pain.

Last login: Mon May  7 11:41:34 on console
lucille:~ koz$ pwd
lucille:~ koz$ ls
Applications	Documents	Library		Music		Public
Desktop		Downloads	Movies		Pictures
lucille:~ koz$ cd Library/
lucille:Library koz$ ls
Accounts		Fonts			Safari
Application Scripts	Group Containers	Saved Application State
Application Support	IdentityServices	Screen Savers
Assistants		Input Methods		Services
Audio			Internet Plug-Ins	Sounds
Caches			Keyboard Layouts	Spelling
Calendars		Keychains		StickiesDatabase
ColorPickers		LanguageModeling	Suggestions
ColorSync		LaunchAgents		SyncedPreferences
Colors			Logs			Voices
Compositions		Mail			WebKit
Containers		Messages
Cookies			Metadata		iMovie
CoreData		PreferencePanes		iTunes
Dictionaries		Preferences		openvpn
Favorites		Printers
FontCollections		PubSub
lucille:Library koz$ cd Application\ Support/
lucille:Application Support koz$ ls
AddressBook			Mozilla
Adobe				Preview
App Store			Quick Look
CallHistoryDB			SyncServices
CallHistoryTransactions		Tunnelblick
CloudDocs			audacity
DVD Player
Firefox				icdd
lucille:Application Support koz$ pwd
/Users/koz/Library/Application Support
lucille:Application Support koz$ ls -al
total 32
drwx------+ 26 koz  staff   884 May  2 17:29 .
drwx------@ 53 koz  staff  1802 Nov 12 16:04 ..
-rw-r--r--@  1 koz  staff  8196 Apr 27 13:54 .DS_Store
drwx------  10 koz  staff   340 Feb 21  2016 AddressBook
drwxr-xr-x  22 koz  staff   748 Apr 11 09:17 Adobe
drwxr-xr-x   3 koz  staff   102 May  7 11:41 App Store
drwxr-xr-x   6 koz  staff   204 May  7 11:41 CallHistoryDB
drwxr-xr-x   3 koz  staff   102 Feb 21  2016 CallHistoryTransactions
drwxr-xr-x   2 koz  staff    68 Feb 21  2016 CloudDocs
drwxr-xr-x   3 koz  staff   102 Jan 12  2017 Console
drwx------  11 koz  staff   374 May  7 21:42 CrashReporter
drwxr-xr-x   3 koz  staff   102 Aug 20  2016 DVD Player
drwxr-xr-x   3 koz  staff   102 Oct 31  2017 Dock
drwx------   6 koz  staff   204 Jun 17  2017 Firefox
drwxr-xr-x   3 koz  staff   102 Apr 11  2016 MobileSync
drwx------   3 koz  staff   102 Feb 27  2016 Mozilla
drwxr-xr-x   2 koz  staff    68 Mar  3  2016 Preview
drwxr-xr-x   5 koz  staff   170 Feb 21  2016 Quick Look
drwx------   3 koz  staff   102 Apr 11  2016 SyncServices
drwxr-x---   5 koz  admin   170 Apr 29  2017 Tunnelblick
drwxr-xr-x  11 koz  staff   374 May  7 14:35 audacity
drwx------   3 koz  staff   102 Mar  6 14:51
drwxr-xr-x   8 koz  staff   272 May  7 22:02
drwxr-xr-x   3 koz  staff   102 May  7 10:06
-rw-r--r--   1 koz  staff  1988 May  2 17:29
drwx------   3 koz  staff   102 Apr 18 10:55 icdd
lucille:Application Support koz$


I don’t know what to tell you koz, the “Go To” method brought me to the same place as my screenshot.

the “Go To” method brought me to the same place as my screenshot

That can happen if you leave off the tilde (~) at the beginning of the address. That’s a UNIX abbreviation.


Mods can close this thread as needed, my brain omitted the ~ symbol, which was the problem

That’s never happened to me.