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Missing VST plugins in Studio One v4

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asked Aug 19, 2020 in Studio One 4 by mkdrummer (190 points)
I saw this question asked earlier and didn't see a response to the question.

I am missing all my vst plugins in studio one 4 professional now. This was ok a few days ago and nothing has changed. I logged on to the software today and the plugins are randomly missing now. I am able to see AU plugins and thats all. I have done all the updates and everything and it doesn't seem to fix the issue. Can someone please help me here? I really need these plugins... I have projects I am working on that are reading those and they are no longer showing up.

I am operating with OSHigh Sierra .13

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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answered Aug 19, 2020 by matthewritenburg (17,280 points)
selected Aug 21, 2020 by garymaguire
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The first thing you can try is rescanning your VST folders.  Look at the Studio One Options menu.  Make sure the checkbox is checked to scan your VST folders at startup:

The second thing to check is if the VSTs are disabled in the browser.  Click the little wrench icon then look through your instrument and effects in the browser to see if any have been disabled.

After clicking the wrench,  any disabled plugins will be shown but greyed out.  Click the dot to re-enable any that have been greyed out

If neither of these restores your VSTs it might be a problem with folder permissions, or licenses, etc.