To trash your preferences in Pro Tools, you will need to follow these steps:
1. Close Pro Tools and open Finder on your Mac.
2. Navigate to the Library folder (this is usually found in the Home folder; if it is not visible, hold down Option and then click the Go menu).
3. From the Library folder, open the Preferences folder.
4. Scroll down until you find the folder for Pro Tools (named “com.avid.ProTools”).
5. Drag the folder from the Preferences folder to the Trash.
6. Reopen Pro Tools – this will create a new set of preferences automatically.
How do you delete Pro Tools 10 preferences?
Deleting Pro Tools 10 preferences is an easy process.
First, quit out of Pro Tools so that it is completely closed. Next, open the Finder application, select the “Go” menu, and select “Go to Folder” from the list. Then, type in ~/Library/Preferences/ and click the “Go” button.
Once inside the folder, locate all of the Pro Tools 10 related files (the ones with the. plist extension) and delete them. You can check by hovering over each one to see the name; it should say something like Pro Tools prefs 10, Pro Tools Audio prefs or Pro Tools prefs.
Once the files are deleted, restart Pro Tools, and your preferences should be reset to the default settings. Remember to always backup your preference files, as this will help you revert back to your custom settings if needed.
Where is the unused plugins folder Pro Tools?
The “unused plugins” folder in Pro Tools is located in the main Pro Tools application folder. To access the folder, open your computer’s Finder, and then navigate to the “Program Files” (or “Program Files (x86)” if you are using a 64-bit OS) folder.
Open the “Avid” folder, then open the “Pro Tools” folder. Within the “Pro Tools” folder is the “Plug-Ins Unused” folder, which contains plugins that have not been used in any of the projects in Pro Tools.
As such, these plugins are not loaded when the Pro Tools application is launched.
How do I get rid of unused Plug-Ins in Pro Tools?
In order to get rid of unused Plug-Ins in Pro Tools, it is recommended to use the Consolidate Plug-ins tool. This tool is found in the File menu and will automatically delete any unused operations and clean up the Plug-in folder.
Additionally, you can also manually delete unused plug-ins from the Plug-in Manager if you know exactly which plug-ins are no longer needed. To do this, open up the Plug-in Manager and delete the plug-ins by either selecting one or individual plug-ins and pressing the Delete key, or selecting multiple plug-ins and right-clicking the selection and choosing “Delete Selected Plug-ins”.
It is also recommended to periodically go through your list of plug-ins and compare it to the plug-ins that you are actively using to ensure you don’t have any extra or unused plug-ins taking up space in your libraries.
How do I hide UAD plugins I don’t own?
If you don’t own UAD plugins but they are still showing up in your Pro Tools plugin list, there are several steps you can take to hide them. First, you can open your Plug-Ins folder (located inside the Pro Tools folder) and delete the folders of the UAD plugins that you don’t own.
This will remove them from the list. Alternatively, you can toggle “Show Inactive Plug-ins” at the bottom of the plug-in list in Pro Tools and they will become hidden. You can also go into the prefs menu within Pro Tools and click ‘Ignore Inactive Plug-ins’, which will also make them disappear.
Finally, you can create an alias of the UAD plugins folder onto the desktop, delete all of the plugins you don’t own, and then drag the alias back into the Plug-Ins folder. This is the safest way to remove them without causing any damage to your system.
Where is Pro Tools plugin folder?
The Pro Tools plugin folder can be found by navigating to the Pro Tools application folder, followed by clicking on the Plug-Ins folder. Depending on the version of Pro Tools, the Plug-Ins folder can be found in one of two locations.
If you’re using Pro Tools 12 or earlier, the Plug-Ins folder is located in the top-level of the application:
Mac: Macintosh HD/Applications/Pro Tools/
PC: C:/Program Files/Avid/Pro Tools
However, if you’re using Pro Tools 2018.12 or later, the Plug-Ins folder is inside of the Avid Content folder:
Mac: Macintosh HD/Applications/Avid/Pro Tools/Avid Content/
PC: C:/Program Files/Avid/Pro Tools/Avid Content/
Once you’ve located this folder, you’re free to store any compatible plugin or effect there. Many popular manufacturers add preset folders within the Plug-Ins folder, so you can easily find their content.
You can also easily create subfolders for your own organization if you like.
How do I reset my iLok license?
If you’d like to reset your iLok license, you’ll need to log into your iLok account, select “My Licenses”, hit “More” and then select “Reset License”. Once you do, the license will be available for activation on any other iLok enabled device.
It should be noted that after you reset the license, all prior activations of the license will be deactivated. If you don’t want to deactivate previous activations, you can always just authorize a new device and the license will remain on other devices.
However, if you want to remove it from all other devices, you will need to reset the license.
If you want to reset the license, you can usually find the “Reset License” option under “My Licenses” in your iLok account (it may look slightly different depending on the version of the software). Once you’ve done that, it’ll be available for activation on any other iLok enabled device.
If you have any difficulties, you can contact Ilok Support or your software provider. They will be able to help you out and provide more detail advice on the best way to reset your license.
Why is my Pro Tools not playing?
One possibility is that you may have inadvertently muted the output signal in the audio preferences. Be sure to double check the audio settings in your Preferences Panel, and make sure that each track is routed to an output and that the Master Fader is not muted.
Another possibility is that you may have accidentally selected the wrong hardware device. By default, your Pro Tools session will attempt to select the proper hardware, but if you accidentally chose a different device than the expected one or changed device settings since opening the session, it could be causing playback issues.
Additionally, you want to make sure the I/O settings of your session match up to the proper device.
It is also possible that your device or playback engine may not be set up correctly. Double-check your playback settings, as your session will not playback if the wrong engine is selected.
Finally, you might be dealing with an older session with latency issues. Make sure your latency settings are low enough to avoid playback issues, as Pro Tools can become sluggish with larger projects.
If none of these solutions fix the issue, it is possible that you are dealing with a hardware or software issue. Consider contacting Pro Tools support to troubleshoot and diagnose the issue.