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Hi All.. I just got a new computer and of course it came loaded with Windows 8.. I downloaded PDN right away and then moved effects folder from my old computer (to a flashdrive first) into my PDN files.. However, when I opened PDN and went to 'effects' none of the them were there.. I'm pretty devastated because I had a huge amount of them and, needless to say, without them I cannot created any new PC Wallpapers, my most cherished hobby.. :D Any help on this problem would be awesome.. If I have to go through the effects and re-download them again I think I will cry (got a hanky?).. The thumbnail below is one of my many wallpapers created in PDN.. I only use PDN, no other software or program.. If you would like to see more of my wallpapers you can go to Wallpaper Abyss or Alpha Coders and look under my user name SnowyKat.. All Wallpapers I create are free to download.. Thanks all..

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Did you copy the files into paint.net/effects/ ?

Did you unzip them (if you compressed them for the transfer)?

Please post a screenshot showing the contents of your paint.net/effects folder if neither of the above suggestions helps.

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No, I didn't compress them at all.. Just selected them and moved them onto the flash drive.. After that, I downloaded PDN, opened the flash drive and moved the effects folder into the PDN files.. Here's a screenshot of most of the files.. There are more then this tho.. Thanks.. :D

 

 

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BoltBait's right.  Your collection of plugins looks quite old.

 

Does anything show up under Settings :Settings: > Plugin Errors ?

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Please pardon me for not getting back til now, I had to take this computer in and get it fixed.. I had two very sticky keys on it and it was driving me nuts, especially since one was the 'N'.. So, while I was there I had the tech fix the problem with paint and now my effects are showing up just fine.. As for some of them being old you're quite right.. I've been using PDN for years to create all my wallpapers and, with this latest update, it's the first time there have been any major changes to it.. I LOVE my PDN! I will go in and download BoltBaits plug-ins and any new ones I see that might add some more great effects.. I want to thank you all so much for you're help and am so happy you are here to give me advice when I need it... When I tell people that my artwork, such as this one, was created entirely in PDN and not in some expensive program like PSP they can't believe it, but every single one of my PC Wallpapers was done in PDN with no other program necessary.. I hope this program is never changed to the point it becomes  like PSP, which to my mind, is way too complicated and hardly user friendly.. :music: Thanks again!

 

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Glad you got it sorted Starrykat. Very impressed with that image! Have you started a Gallery on the forum? I hope so, as I'd like to see more of your work.

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HEy! I'm having the same problem with the effects. Basically, my plugins list is the same and I already tried the "unblocking" thing through properties. Do you happen to know what the tech did to fix the problem? I already tried uninstalling and re installing PDN. I have no idea how to fix this issue. I'm also using windows 8.1

Thanks!

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Can you be more specific, i.e. which effects are failing to work?

 

Have you tried updating your effects?  Some older plugins are incompatible with paint.net 4.

 

Please post a screenshot of your /Effects/ folder so we can have a look at the contents of the folder.

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