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TOPIC: Syncing plug-ins across multiple machines

Syncing plug-ins across multiple machines 17 Apr 2019 10:34 #99679

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I have one main system at work, but I have another system at home and yet another system on a laptop.

What are the best practices to keep plug-ins available across all three systems? I do use fxfactory for many plug-ins but there are others that don't exist within that platform.

My first thought is to just create a Dropbox folder and move any plug-ins that I download into that folder and then I would be able to access them across all the systems. Is that a viable solution?
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Syncing plug-ins across multiple machines 17 Apr 2019 11:01 #99681

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There's no standard way to do this. The Dropbox option is a great idea. You have to manually sync them. I recently had to sync my home system with my system on my desk at my TV station. I copied the whole Motion Templates folder to a drive from work. Took it home, and one by one, in the work copy, go to each folder (Titles, Generators, Effects, etc) and copy. Then go to the folder on my home iMacPro and Paste. I'd get a warning about replacing existing files, to which I told OSX to skip all file copies. Then I made a copy of my home folder, took it to the office and repeated the process. They're both in sync now.

Going forward, I have a Project in Frame.IO now that is for this purpose. Basically doing what you're going to do in DropBox. Whenever I get a new template, I'll add it to that for a completed Master Copy.
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