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Old 01-22-2019, 11:32 PM   #1
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i seem to have two effects folders. my reaper installation is in /opt/REAPER in a kubuntu/kxstudio setup. i'm finding an effects folder in:

/opt/REAPER/InstallData/Effects/

as well as in:

/home/babag/.config/REAPER/Effects/

not sure where to copy js plugins to get them to show up in the browser. sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. they list as 'plain text document' in both places, not a link in one and a plain text doc in the other. just where do they go in a setup like this, or do they go to both?

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Old 01-23-2019, 12:43 AM   #2
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The second path is the one you should use.

You can always find the path on your system, specific to how you install Reaper (including whatever is specific to your OS), by choosing the following from the Reaper menu:

options -> show Reaper resource path in explorer/finder

(and then from there it's the "effects" folder)
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Old 01-23-2019, 11:36 AM   #3
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thanks, james! i'll try it tonight.

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You're welcome!

If the JS plugins don't show in the fx browser after placing them in the right folder and re-starting Reaper, try a full re-scan of the plugins.

Also based on the description tag (or lack thereof) in some JS files, you might find them named differently than you expect in the fx list. I've noticed this with some JS plugins including some of Witti's that I've added. If you can't seem to find a specific JS plugin, you may want to open the JS plugin file in a text editor and see if it has a different name somewhere in the top few lines that provides a clue about that. (Look for something like "desc: XXXX")

As for the file extension names, it doesn't seem to matter if the JS plugins have none at all, or whether they have the following extensions: jsfx, txt (I have JS in my effects folder with all of those possibilities, and they're all in Reaper).
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Old 01-23-2019, 02:40 PM   #5
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...based on the description tag (or lack thereof) in some JS files, you might find them named differently than you expect in the fx list.
yup. that's another wrinkle to this adventure. just went through that.

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