Installing Plug Ins in Audacity

I have a MAC version 10.13.6. , Audacity version 2.3.1.

Every time I attempt to download a plug in, it downloads to my download folder. Then, when I click it, it immediately tries to open in audacity and I get the message attached here.

It doesn’t matter the plug in, I always get this message.

Am I dong something wrong? Any help would be great. Thanks so much!

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First, download Audacity 2.3.2. It will help you install nyquist plug-ins (such as ‘compress.ny’). See this page in the manual for help installing nyquist plug-ins.

Other types of plug-ins (VST, LV2, LADSPA) must be manually copied to Audacity’s Plug-Ins folder.

Copy the following line of text:

~/Library/Application Support/audacity

In the Finder, click on the Go menu and choose Go to Folder.
Paste the text into the dialog and click Go. You should see a “Plug-Ins” folder inside the “audacity” folder. Drag and drop the plug-in from your Downloads folder into the Plug-Ins folder.

Once you’ve got the plug-ins in the right place, you need to enable them in Audacity.

– Bill