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Frequently asked questionsInstallation FAQs ► Cakewalk doesn't recognize new plug-ins; missing plug-ins message

1.
Go to Edit > Preferences > File - VST Settings.
2.
Under VST Scan Folder(s), click the Add button and browse to the folder where the new plug-in is installed.
Note: VST scanner looks for dll files. So for example, the file CakewalkSoundCenter.dll is found under C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\VstPlugins. You will probably notice that this directory has already been added by default and thus Cakewalk Sound Center appears automatically.
4.
Under Scan Options, select Re-scan Existing Plug-ins and Re-scan Failed Plug-ins, then click Scan.
5.
Click OK to close the Preferences dialog box.
1.
Go to Utilities > Cakewalk Plug-in Manager to open Cakewalk Plug-in Manager.
2.
Click Show Excluded in the lower left corner.
3.
In the Plug-in Categories list, select DirectX Audio Effects (DX) (for audio effects) or DirectX Instruments (DXi) (for soft synths).
4.
Verify if the plug-in appears in the Registered Plug-ins list. If so, the plug-in is excluded.
5.
To enable any excluded plug-in, select the plug-in in the Registered Plug-ins list, then click Enable Plug-in.
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