1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 12, 2017 5:52 AM by davidarbor

    Moving 3rd party plugins from Mac to windows?

    ElkeD

      Hi,

       

      I'm switching my work station from mac to a windows system.

      I've copied my plugins from mac to (Windows) Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects\Support Files\Plug-ins

      but I don't see them in Adobe After Effects, even when I restart the system.

       

      So I've searched a bit on the internet and they say there are 'mac only' plugins. How can I see if they are 'mac only' or not?

      Is it even possible to move my 3rd party plugins from mac to windows?

       

      Thanks in advance for your help,

      Elke

        • 1. Re: Moving 3rd party plugins from Mac to windows?
          davidarbor Adobe Community Professional

          You can't move plug-ins from Mac to Windows, only scripts. Plug-ins are compiled for the operating system they're going to be run on and aren't universal (Macs have a .plugin extension and Windows ones have a .aex extension). How did you install these plug-ins in the first place? Sometimes you'll have a Mac and Windows installer available to you when you purchase a plug-in, other times you'll be able to go back to the account/download page you purchased the plug-ins for and download a Windows installer.