Pro Tools Rescan Guide

If your Soundtoys plug-ins are not showing up in Pro Tools, it's typically due to the plug-ins being moved to the Unused folder. This can happen if you ran the installers while Pro Tools was open, or if you had trouble activating your plug-ins after you installed them.

You can check to see if the plugin got added to the Unused folder by following these steps:

macOS

  1. Make sure Pro Tools is closed. Then, open up a finder window, and navigate to the following path:

    Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Avid/Audio/

    An easy way to get to the Library folder is by opening up the Applications folder, then pressing Cmd + Up Arrow Key at the same time. 
  2. In the Audio folder, you should see two folders - Plug-Ins and Plug-Ins (Unused). See if the plugin is in the Plug-Ins (Unused) folder, and if it is, move it to the proper location (.../Audio/Plug-Ins/Soundtoys/).
  3. Open up Pro Tools again. At launch, Pro Tools should properly scan your plug-ins - you will then be able to locate them in the plug-in list.

Windows

  1. Make sure Pro Tools is closed. Then, open up the File Explorer, and navigate to the following path:

    C:/Program Files/Avid/Audio/

  2. In the Audio folder, you should see two folders - Plug-Ins and Plug-Ins (Unused). See if your Soundtoys plug-in is in the Plug-Ins (Unused) folder, and if it is, move it to the proper location (.../Audio/Plug-Ins/Soundtoys/).
  3. Open up Pro Tools again. At launch, Pro Tools should properly scan your plug-ins - you will then be able to locate them in the plug-in list.
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