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What should be correct path location for Plugin .aip files for Adobe illustrator for Mac & Windows ?

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Feb 10, 2020

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As of now there are two locations where we can place plugins .aip file for Adobe Illustrator in MAC.
E.g.
First path => /Applications/Adobe Illustrator 2020/Plug-ins.localized/AIHostAdapter.aip
Second path => 

/Users/{username}/Library/Application\ Support/Adobe/Adobe Illustrator 24/en_US/Plug-ins/AIHostAdapter.aip

If we put aip file at boh the locations than Adobe Illustrator provide a pop up messgae for conflicting plugins and it will skip loading plugins from user Plug-ins folder.(Refer Attached Image#1)

So what should be correct path for plug-ins aip file and what should have been followed industry wise ?
Need to know path prefrence for above menitoned issue in windows as well ?

Note:This have been observed been multiple version of Illustrator.


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What should be correct path location for Plugin .aip files for Adobe illustrator for Mac & Windows ?

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As of now there are two locations where we can place plugins .aip file for Adobe Illustrator in MAC.
E.g.
First path => /Applications/Adobe Illustrator 2020/Plug-ins.localized/AIHostAdapter.aip
Second path => 

/Users/{username}/Library/Application\ Support/Adobe/Adobe Illustrator 24/en_US/Plug-ins/AIHostAdapter.aip

If we put aip file at boh the locations than Adobe Illustrator provide a pop up messgae for conflicting plugins and it will skip loading plugins from user Plug-ins folder.(Refer Attached Image#1)

So what should be correct path for plug-ins aip file and what should have been followed industry wise ?
Need to know path prefrence for above menitoned issue in windows as well ?

Note:This have been observed been multiple version of Illustrator.


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Hi Mukesh,

 

Thanks for reaching out. Any 3rd party plugin should be placed in the following locations:
1. Windows : C: \ Program files \ Adobe Illustrator (your version number) \ Plug-ins \ Extensions.

2. macOS: Applications\ Adobe Illustrator 2020\Plug-ins

Hope it helps.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

 

 

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Hi Ashutosh:

Thanks for update.
This will surely help.

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Mukesh Bishnoi

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On Windows shouldn't the path be as this:

C: \ Program files \ Adobe \ Adobe Illustrator (your version number) \ Plug-ins \ Extensions

instead of 

C: \ Program files \ Adobe Illustrator (your version number) \ Plug-ins \ Extensions

 ?

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Also, when we put aip file on below location we have illustrator architecture in folder name and we place file accordingly (As we have different aip file for x32 and x64):
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator 23 Settings\en_US\x32\Plug-ins\AIHostAdapter.aip

But as you have mention we should place aip file to below folder, which is same for both x32 and x64 then how will things work in this case(Which aip file we use x32/x64 or should we place only one as per installed illustrator architecture)?
C:\Program files\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator 23\Plug-ins\Extensions\AIHostAdaptor.aip

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I am experiencing the same issue on Windows 8.1 

@mukeshbishnoi

 

Kindly assist

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Jul 17, 2020

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Which issue are you experiencing?

Can you please show a screenshot of the error message?

Do you have third party plugins installed?

Which version of Illustrator?

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