My plugins are appearing in After Effects, but not Premiere

Before following these steps, ensure that:

  • The plugins you're looking for are compatible with both Premiere & After Effects.
  • Neither Premiere nor After Effects were open during installation; if so, reinstall with both programs closed.

If both of those variables have been accounted for you can follow either of these two sets of steps:

Option 1

  • Close all programs, namely Premiere & After Effects
  • Temporarily move all the folders and files out of Adobe's MediaCore folder, which is where plugins are installed to that work between both Premiere & AE:
    • For Windows: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\7.0\MediaCore\
    • On Mac: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Common/Plug-ins/7.0/MediaCore/
      • If you're having trouble locating this directory on a Mac, copy and paste the file path about into the Go > Go to Folder dialogue box of Finder.
      • Both file paths may differ from what you see, depending on which version of Adobe products you're using, but the steps are still the same.
  • Re-launch Premiere with your Shift key held down until the Adobe splash screen disappears.
  • Close Premiere
  • Put one of the folders/files of whichever plugin wasn't appearing in Premiere back into the MediaCore folder.
  •  Re-launch Premiere and check that the plugin is present.
  • Close Premiere, and move other plugin files to move back into the MediaCore folder.
  • Re-launch Premiere

Option 2 (Windows only)

If option 1 failed or didn't affect anything, try following these steps.

  • Close all programs, namely Premiere & After Effects
  • Head into the Start menu and search for regedit and launch the Registry Editor that comes up.
    • As a precautionary measure, feel free to backup your Registry by selecting File > Export and saving all of the Registry to someplace accessible.
  • Within the Registry editor, head to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Premiere Pro\7.0\PluginCache.64\en_US
    • This path may differ slightly based on whichever version you've got, but the steps are still the same.
    • For example, the location for Premiere CC 2017 is HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Premiere Pro\11.0\PluginCache.64\en_US
  • Here you'll see folders showing plugins on the left, and when they're clicked, you'll see a few columns with Name, Type, and Data set
  • Click the plugins on the left and, on the right, you'll see a section labeled Ignore
  • For each plugin, if Ignore is set to 1, set it to 0
  • After that's done, close the Registry Editor and relaunch Premiere

Either of those two sets of steps should get your plugins to appear in both Premiere and After Effects. If they fail to work, contact support.

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