My plugins are appearing in After Effects, but not Premiere


Here are two options to remedy this problem.

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 Premiere & After Effects.
  • Temporarily move all of the files out of Adobe's MediaCore folder (ex. to your desktop):
    • For Windows: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\7.0\MediaCore\
    • On Mac: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Common/Plug-ins/7.0/MediaCore/
      • You can copy/paste that file path into the Go > Go to Folder... menu of Finder.
    • The "7.0" in the file path may differ from what you see, but the steps are the same regardless.
  • 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.
  • Repeat until all plugins load.

Option 2 (Windows only)

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

  • Close Premiere & After Effects.
  • Head into the Start menu, Search for regedit and launch it to open the Registry Editor.
    • As a precautionary measure, feel free to backup your Registry by selecting File > Export and save 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
    • The "7.0" in the file path may differ from what you see, but the steps are the same regardless.
    • 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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