Lost several Gadgets upgrading to ver 11.5

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hmatyas
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Lost several Gadgets upgrading to ver 11.5

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I lost about 7 gadgets when upgrading to Version 11.5.
I saw a video where the person went to the gadget folder of 11.0
and copied everything and then went to version 11.5 and pasted them
and skipped the duplicates. However, I am still missing a number of
gadgets, are they located in a different folder?
Some of them that I am missing are Box Creator, Chamfer, Dogbone Filets,
Dovetail creator, and finger joints.
Thank you.

hmatyas
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Re: Lost several Gadgets upgrading to ver 11.5

Post by hmatyas »

I just went back to gadgets, then to version 11 and reinstalled the ones that I was missing.

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Re: Lost several Gadgets upgrading to ver 11.5

Post by Adrian »

There are two gadget folders. One is for the gadgets that are supplied with the software and you shouldn't copy those over as you will overwrite any updates they might contain. That folder can be accessed by Open Application Data Folder on the File menu and there is a Gadget folder there.

All Gadgets installed from the Vectric Gadgets website install into Public Documents\Vectric Files\{version you own}\Gadgets

Third party gadgets should be installed there as well but some authors have, mistakenly, given instruction to put them in the first area.

It's important to copy over all the sub folders as well as many gadgets install in sub folders so they appear as sub items on the menu.

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