Sometimes C2 deletes plugins/behaviour on reinstall

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Post » Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:35 pm

Problem Description
Sometimes after C2 re-install/update i'm missing some/all previously installed third party plugins and behaviours.

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Description of Capx
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Steps to Reproduce Bug
  • Install C2
  • Install third-party plugin/behaviour
  • reinstall/update C2

Observed Result
After reinstall sometimes i'm missing all/some plugins/behaviours. I saw this problem multiple time, although i couldn't pinpoint what causes this issue so i refrained from posting this issue. On average every 15 re-installs i loose some plugins. Also, i've done multiple re-installs of my whole system in between this bug occurring, so i'm 99% sure it's not linked to my system. Seems that uninstall sometimes cleans the whole install folder. Maybe it's possible to load third party plugins from some external location on hard drive?

I haven't saw any posts of this problem so i'm not sure is this a problem on my side, but it happened again after updating to r175 so i'm posting here. Also, i'm interested am i the only one seeing this problem.

Expected Result
All third party plugins and behaviours remain intact

Affected Browsers
non applicable

Operating System and Service Pack
win 7 ultimate

Construct 2 Version ID
r175, although i'm seeing this for some time now.
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Post » Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:20 pm

Closing as cannot reproduce. Updates do not wipe installed plugins, since they are also installed to %appdata%\Construct2\plugins which the installer should never touch. If you delete this folder as well as the install directory, all your plugins will consequently be uninstalled. You are probably somehow doing that.
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Post » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:50 pm

Updates do not wipe installed plugins, since they are also installed to %appdata%\Construct2\plugins which the installer should never touch. If you delete this folder as well as the install directory, all your plugins will consequently be uninstalled.


Thanks for the reply, this explains a lot! Since nobody seems to be able to reproduce this, problem is obviously on my side.

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