"About Plugins" menu is full of dozens of old, deleted, plugins. How do I reset it?

Explorer ,
Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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Subject says it: how do I get PS to completely rebuild it's list of plugins from what is -actually- installed?

 

I cannot find where the list is stored to delete it; I tried a command-option-shift on start to reset everything. That stubborn list of plugins I have not used for literally years, still appears.

 

How do I rebuild it from scratch?

 

Thanks!

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Explorer , Apr 26, 2021 Apr 26, 2021
AHA!  Figured it out. It's showing me the individual contents of a couple of old packages of filters. The individual contents are not casually visible using the finder. Issue solved

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Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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The file path to the plug-in folder on MacOS: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Plug-Ins/

Go to the above path and delete any folders that have the same name as the plugins that you want to remove.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

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Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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Also, you may need to enable the display of hidden folders in macOS's finder to see the Library folder.

Here's how to do it: Press Command+Shift+. (a dot) to display the hidden files and folders in macOS. Remember this is just temporary; the setting will be reset everytime you restart your Mac.

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AHA!  Figured it out. It's showing me the individual contents of a couple of old packages of filters. The individual contents are not casually visible using the finder.

 

Issue solved

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Apr 26, 2021 Apr 26, 2021

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Thank you for your courteous reply, quanghuyvu. Unfortunately, there is nothing in the Plug-ins folder at that path but a folder named CC, in which there are file formats and generators. My plugins are all installed in the Plugins folder next to the Photoshop app. (And of course, none of the older plugins are there. That was the first place I looked.)

 

But I appreciate the offer of help. I need to keep looking. (I suspect it's either a single file with a list of names, or a hidden cache file with aliases... )

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Apr 26, 2021 Apr 26, 2021

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BUT.. I did find the plugins folder you are likely referring to in my /Library folder (instead of ~/Library). Again, unfortunately, the old plugs are no longer there either, so it's certainly going to be a old cache somewhere...)

 

Thanks again!

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