5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 22, 2016 10:38 AM by Chromascope

    2015 upgrade Lost plugins and scripts

    jamesg91235569

      I can’t find the adobe applications after upgrading. Not in my applications folder. I'm on a Mac Pro. Lost plugins and scripts as well. I don't even know where to install them. I'm very disappointed in Adobe. The update even wiped my old working install. Any help would be appreciated. The apps do launch but only from my Creative Cloud app. Don't want to have to reinstall everything because its very time consuming and time is $. Help I'm on a deadline.

        • 1. Re: 2015 upgrade Lost plugins and scripts
          Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          I consider the CC 2015.3 update to AE to be like CC 2016. It's a separate app that installs alongside CC 2015 IF you uncheck the box in the CC app before the update (under advanced options) that removes old versions. (Details about that tricky box here.)

           

          It's a bit of a hidden option, but you can install CC 2015 (as well as CC 2014, CC, and CS6, if you want) via the Creative Cloud app (and, if you do, it might help you find your missing plugins) - details on installing old versions here.

           

          If you use Spotlight to search for After Effects, does it give you any indication where it's hiding?

           

          Try using Spotlight to find your old plugins and scripts folders. Since CC 2015.3 is a separate version with a separate install location, you will need to copy those over to the new version just like you did for CC 2014 to CC 2015. You may even need to get updated installers for some of your plugins. Red Giant, for example, has new installers for some of their plugins that need it.

          • 2. Re: 2015 upgrade Lost plugins and scripts
            jamesg91235569 Level 1

            When I did the install it said it was a 2015 update and not a full version 2016 update so I did an all install. I never do a full version update unless its tried and true. And yes I did a computer wide search and found only the uninstall programs. Makes no sense to me.

            I guess my only course is to spend the time and reinstall the older version of 2015 along with all the plugins & scripts. Such a waste of time.

            • 3. Re: 2015 upgrade Lost plugins and scripts
              Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              jamesg91235569 wrote:

               

              When I did the install it said it was a 2015 update and not a full version 2016 update so I did an all install. I never do a full version update unless its tried and true.

              You're not the only person to think that. I've heard from many others about this. If I could find whichever Adobe executive decided to go this route with the naming (and having CC default to removing old versions), I would give them a piece of my mind, bless their heart.

              You can't even find the old plugin folders, huh? Darn.

              You might just install your plugins and scripts anew and not worry about the older version(s) of AE unless you hit a bug or something. I actually quite like AE 13.8 (AKA AE CC 2015.3) despite its awkward naming.

              • 4. Re: 2015 upgrade Lost plugins and scripts
                jamesg91235569 Level 1

                Thanks for trying...I would leave the new version but I don't even know where its installed, nothing shows up in my applications folder.

                How do I tell the creative cloud app to install the software where I want it on my Mac drive?

                • 5. Re: 2015 upgrade Lost plugins and scripts
                  Chromascope

                  I had the same experience when updating. All my plugins and scripts was deleted from After E. (OSX El Capitain). Fortunately it looks like Adobe kept a folder next to the new "Adobe After Effects CC 2015.3" with my user installed plugins and scripts, so they were easily reinstated for me.