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Hello,

I am a self-taught PDN Sunday driver and huge fan.....who basically can't draw a straight line otherwise. Great software. But anyway...I seem to have a problem. I used to run it wonderfully with many of the great third-party plug-ins from this forum installed on my Dell laptop w/ Windows xp sp3-32bit. Now I've installed it on a Toshiba laptop w/ Windows 7(latest update) 64bit and for the life of me I can not get any extra effects plug-ins to show up.
I've tried installing it in both Programs folders (64 and x86) and I've extracted the plugins to the effects folders (among other spots). Nothing. I consider myself to be relatively computer-literate but I am completely stumped. But I'm sure it's something very stupid. Can anyone help me troubleshoot? Thanks a lot.   

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Check you don't have two installations. There should be ONE folder named Paint.NET under C:\Program Files.

Next, check that you have NOT accidentally copied the Paint.NET dll files into the Effects folder. They are all named PaintDotNet.*.dll If you find any of these in the Effects folder move them back to the Paint.NET folder. If they are duplicates, just delete them.

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Hello,

... and I've extracted the plugins to the effects folders....   

 

Maybe this goes w/out saying, or maybe it does (at least for other users):  If you installed them into the correct folder as has been pointed out, make sure Paint.NET is/was not running while you did so.  If it was, shut it down and restart the program to see if they now show as being available for use.

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